Wondering what to do in Airlie Beach? No worries, Backpackers World has got your back. Known for its iconic nightlife and proximity to the Great Barrier Reed and the Whitsundays, Airlie is not one to miss. The things to do in Airlie Beach are endless, from scenic aerial flight to kayaking through the Whitsunday Islands, it's no surprise that this area is a traveller's dream. 

Treat yourself to soaring aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef and try your luck at spotting turtles on an ocean kayaking tour. From beachside bars to snorkelling tours, Airlie Beach activities spoil you for choice. 

Half Day Turtle Sea Kayaking - Salty Dogs

Kayak directly from Shute Harbour through the inner islands with turquoise waters which are home to an amazing diversity of marine and bird life including sea turtles and soaring eagles.

From $90


Whitsunday Island Explorer Scenic Flight

Get a taste of the Whitsunday Islands with this incredible 25 minute Island Explorer flight. It's a truly great way to get your bearings in the Whitsundays and includes the iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. 

From $129


Airlie Beach Skydive - Australia Skydive

What better way to jump out of a plane than from 14,000 ft over the stunning Whitsundays! An Airlie Beach Skydive is an absolute must do on your East Coast agenda. 

From $199
$164 + $35 levy


1 Day Express Great Barrier Reef Tour - Awesome Whitsundays

Experience the Great Barrier Reef's spectacular outer reef site with Cruise Whitsundays. Acclaimed as one of the best reef spots in Queensland, you can explore the amazing underwater world from Cruise Whitsundays innovative poontoon. 

From $220


Reef and Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

Experience the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef from above! This 60 minute scenic flight includes includes all of the best sites the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef have to offer. See the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

From $229


Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight

This is the most comprehensive scenic flight on offer in the Whitsunday region taking in all the sights of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and of couse, the Great Barrier Reef including Heart Reef.

From $330