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Sun, sea and sand all add together to make the Whitsunday Coast the ideal place to relax and chill out. Enjoy a great atmosphere and nightlife in a spectacular setting. A beach lover’s paradise where everything is on hand to make your stay in this area one you won’t forget. Close to the Great Barrier Reef and just 16 miles from the Whitsunday Islands there is plenty to see so why not just hang out and enjoy? Backpackers and families alike will enjoy the many attractions such as Airlie Beach lagoon and the amazing croc safaris up the Proserpine River.


Population Airlie Beach: 5,000
Bowen: 9,000
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Generally stores & shopping mall are opened 7 days a week, late night shopping on a Thursday night until 9pm. Sunday between 4–5pm. Closed only christamas day.
Newspapers Whitsunday Times
The Guardian
Emergency numbers Fire, Ambulance and Police: 000
Local Police: +61 7 4948 8888
Tourist information Cairns & Tropical North Visitor Information Centre
51 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870
+61 7 4051 3588