Thursday, 20 April 2017

A trip to Airlie Beach, Queensland

Last winter whilst staying in Bowen we took a day trip to Airlie Beach to look around.
The beach is rather small the shops were very busy selling touristy items, of course at a high price.
View from the few hills is lovely looking over the sea and it's a popular place to live with approx. 7, 900 people swelling of course in the winter time.

Just on from the town Airlie Beach is the place where you can catch a ferry to the Whitsunday Islands which are resorts and apparently very nice.

There's a large parking area on a hill further up the road where one can catch the ferry to the Islands.







47 comments:

  1. Hello Margaret,
    Great pictures!! What a wonderful place.
    So amazing this wonderful waterfront views. Beautiful also the jetty for the boats.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. Thanks Marco. Great view certainly from those places.

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    1. It's not bad, but not my favourite, then I don't have a favourite place other than home.

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  3. What a great setting and so many apartments with views.

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    1. I think every house has a view when you drive in the area where they are.

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  4. Even the ferry docking areas are pretty!
    I love the homes on the hill, all looking over the ocean.
    Little boxes on the hillside...and they all look just the same. Remember that song?

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  5. Such lovely photos of what looks like a lovely place

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  6. What memories your photos are bringing back. In my younger years I worked on Daydream Island and Airlie beach was the closest town on the mainland.

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  7. It is really pretty. I suspect the 'year rounders' get a bit sick of winter visitors though.

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    1. I should imagine so, but the winter people keep the town going.

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  8. gorgeous pictures.. last picture has similarities with the places near my home... Though my home is on a flat valley, but the nearby hills are very similar kind..

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    1. Amazing how one can always find something similar to where they live or the country they live in - it's good really.

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  9. Great spot - Airlie Beach.
    I suspect many of those hill apartments are holiday rentals on an all year
    long basis - one holiday group in after another. I bet the place is full of rental offices????
    Had a wonderful holiday there at South Molle in the 90's.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Gets a bit crowded in winter these days Colin. Streets are bustling with tourists. Hard to get parked, the local must get annoyed in the busy season.
      Yes, I expect they are holiday rentals with a view.

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  10. What a wonderful view. Small wonder the houses are perched on the hill.

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  11. Another spot I visited often. A friend used to be the front office manager at the Coral Sea Resort...and her guy was the commodore at the Airlie Beach Yacht Club aka Whitsunday Sailing Club.

    I've had some good, fun times at Airlie Beach...and quite a few Margaritas,too! :)

    Shute Harbour is the take off point to most of the surrounding islands.

    The area all around there copped a bashing from Cyclone Debbie. She showed no mercy, unfortunately.

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    1. Couldn't think of Shute Harbour for the life of me when doing the post :).
      Good memories for you...

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    2. :) I thought that was the case, Margaret...that's why I gave the name! I'm a mind-reader in my spare time! lol

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  12. I love the sea, to look at. And, the houses on the hills, are special.

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  13. Lovely to find your blog and enjoy your photos from your part of the world! So different from ours in Northern Ireland!
    The coast and resorts there are quite exotic looking to me!
    Looking forward to following!
    Christineandhercamera.blogpsot.com

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  14. Very good views of the pier, and of the houses of the hill, from the parking lots.

    Kisses

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  15. lovely beach my friend!
    i can imagine how stunning it would look from hills though.
    here too hill stations are other popular visiting areas have same problems that all touristy items are sold at very high prices ,

    i found these photos beautiful ,last one is very interesting

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    1. I suppose it's the same everywhere where tourist things are sold, all too expensive.

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  16. Such a pretty area. So pristine. Love these photos.

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  17. I was there a few years ago lovely place but prone to cyclones.
    Merle.........

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    1. Oh yes Merle certainly is just like the one they just had.
      Hope you are keeping well and enjoying those twins.

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  18. hi Margaret, i hope you are well. thanks for sharing some lovely photos. it looks like a nice place to visit. :)

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    1. Lovely to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.
      Hope you are well.
      Ok here thanks.

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  19. It's so nice to see your places there far away. This looks wonderful.

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  20. This looks such a lovely area, and I like the houses on the hill.

    All the best Jan

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