Airlie Beach and Surrounding Areas

There are lots of fantastic things to see and do on the mainland in and around Airlie Beach.

  • Lagoon Parklands

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The Airlie Beach lagoon is located in between the main street and the ocean in Airlie Beach’s CBD.

The pools are serviced regularly and there are change rooms, toilets and showers for public use as well.

This is a great spot to take your friends or family for a swim without having to be concerned with jellyfish or stingrays.

  • Cedar Creek Falls

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The drive to Cedar Creek Falls is a short 30 minute drive and if it has been raining for a while you may find that the falls are flowing quite hard which is a very picturesque site and a great spot for a backdrop to post your latest selfies.

Directions

To get there head towards Proserpine out of town from Airlie Beach and take the Conway Rd turnoff.

Head down that road for anothr 8.5 kilometers until you reach a turnoff on the left hand side Saltwater Creek Rd and continue down that road another 4 kilometers until you reach the carpark adjacent to the beautiful Cedar Creek Falls.

There are toilets located in the carpark for public use.

The freshwater pool at the bottom of the waterfall makes a great spot to cool off to escape the hot summer queensland sun and a great secondary option to the Lagoon parkland for a spot to swim without having to be concerned with jellyfish or stingrays.

  • Airlie Beach Markets

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If your in town on a saturday or when a cruise ship is in town then the Airlie Beach Markets is the place to be.

Located at the Whitsunday Sailing Club end of Airlie Beach itself there is a range of stalls to suit everyones needs from food, massages, local paintings to bikinis with local prints inspired by the Whitsundays (see www.foxy-femme.com).

  • Peter Faust Dam (Lake Proserpine)

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Located a short 30minute drive west of Proserpine the Peter Faust Dam is a top destination for keen barramundi fishermen. The dam is restocked with over 20,000 barramundi fingerlings each year.

The dam has no season so can be fished all year round.

There is also ample amount if red claw so be sure to take your redclaw pots along.

There are great facilities including concrete boat ramp to safely launch your tinny, toilet facilities and bbq areas to cook your fresh catch.

  • Proserpine River

If you have access to a tinny or small boat the Proserpine River is a great spot not only for the fish and mud crabs ready to be caught but sightseeing some great Australian wildlife including Salt Water Crocodiles, White Breasted Sea Eagle , Egrets and many more!

To get to the Proserpine boat ramp take the same directions to Cedar Creek Falls but instead of taking the turnoff to Saltwater Creek Rd continue a short way and the boat ramp is on your right hand side (pictured below).

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