If your travelling in a campervan or with your swag in the back of the car there are a few options that you have for your stay in Airlie Beach.
The council charges for most car parking so be aware of whether you are in a free parking zone or not to avoid a hefty parking fine.
The two main locations that campervans park is Cannonvale Beach and the Whitsunday Sailing Club car park.
Reason being that there are public toilets nearby and outside cold freshwater showers for the public to use (great for summer)
There is also a range of paid caravan parks (with heated showers) throughout Airlie Beach if you have a little more in your budget than the average backpacker.
If you are heading out to the islands for an island camping adventure make sure to have the correct permit. More information found at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au