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Reef & Whitehaven Beach Adventure

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 324

This short Airlie Beach escape is ideal for budget travellers who still want a slice of the all-natural luxury of the Whitsundays, and the Great Barrier Reef. Spend the first day exploring the reef, then relax at Airlie, before the final full day takes you to Whitehaven Beach, often praised as Australia’s most beautiful, and one of the best in the world.

This 4-day Queensland vacation takes you to Airlie Beach, the mainland’s gateway to the Whitsundays.

Check into your comfortable, yet budget-friendly accommodation, then head out on a Great Barrier Reef cruise. You’ll have the chance to dive, snorkel, swim, and fly over the famous heart Reef if you so choose. Take the following day to slow down to the North Queensland lifestyle, exploring Airlie Beach. You can relax on the beach itself, or while away the day exploring its many bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Your final day takes you to wonderful Whitehaven Beach, a 7kilometre stretch of perfect white silica beach that separates the lush forests of uninhabited Whitsunday Island from the flawless blue waters. Carefully protected, this is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is often the ‘poster child’ for beaches in North Queensland. Return to Airlie Beach for your departure the following day.


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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 324

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Day 1

Great Barrier Reef Adventure

The Whitsundays is literally in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. At 8am board your modern and fast cruising vessel and journey through the Whitsunday Islands to a pontoon at the stunning outer Great Barrier Reef. Go diving, snorkelling, swimming with thousands of fish, take a scenic flight to famous Heart Reef or just watch it all happen around you while you sunbathe on the sundeck. A delicious buffet lunch is included. Return to Airlie Beach at 6pm.

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration3 Nights

Nomads Airlie Beach Backpacker

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    Nomads Airlie Beach Backpacker

    Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers Hostel has just opened after a complete re-fit and renovation, featuring brand new comfy beds and a fully kitted out communal kitchen. Highlights of Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers include: 7 acres of tropical flora and fauna land in the centre of …

    Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers Hostel has just opened after a complete re-fit and renovation, featuring brand new comfy beds and a fully kitted out communal kitchen. Highlights of Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers include: 7 acres of tropical flora and fauna land in the centre of town! Relaxing atmosphere with a swimming pool, volleyball court and a poolside bar. (on its way) Nomads Airlie Beach is also the only Airlie Beach backpacker's hostel with proper camping facilities in the town. (tents, powered and non-powered sites)


    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Airlie Beach at Leisure

Top up your tan by the pool, at the Lagoon or on the beach. Airlie Beach is a lively little town with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. More than enough to keep you entertained for a day!

Day 3

Whitehaven Beach Adventure

See the Hill Inlet lookout, one of the most photographed locations in Australia. Enjoy a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people, will lead you to the lookout and that picture postcard view. There are informative displays along the way that will provide an insight into the history, flora and stories of this picturesque area.

Swimming, Hill Inlet, beautiful beaches and bay, a delicious BBQ lunch and the thrill of high performance sailing - put it all together and you have an exceptional day out on the water.

This is a sailing trip so you rely on Mother Nature and naturally things will vary according to conditions but your fun, well informed crew with years of local experience will give you the best sailing experience possible and ensure you have a day to remember. This fully inclusive day cruise is an absolutely amazing way to see the Whitsunday Islands National Park and beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Sightings of gorgeous loggerhead turtles and stingrays are pretty much a daily event.

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Day 4

Depart Airlie Beach

Rise and shine for your last day in paradise. Your morning is at leisure for a sleep in or a little last minute shopping. After checking out, your tour ends and the remainder of your day is at leisure.

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  • Full day Great Barrier Reef Adventures with morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, snorkelling with all gear provided
  • Full day Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure with morning and afternoon tea, BBQ lunch, all drinks, snorkelling with all gear provided
  • Day of leisure in Airlie Beach
  • 3 nights' accommodation


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Package is also available at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

2 Oct 2020
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