Airlie Beach in Far North Queensland is the gateway to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Airley Beach is a town of about 3000 and growing rapidly with some of the most beautiful beaches, scenery and access easy access to the larger cities of including Mackay it is not hard to see why. The town is a very popular destination for backpackers and travellers wanting to experience the reef and all it has to offer. The town has a vibrant centre with great dining and plenty of bars and entertainment areas for visitors. Nearby Shute Harbour offers boarding points for the many ferries and water transport to the nearby islands while the rural ‘Beef’ town of Prosepine is only 30 minutes away offers access to air service to the larger east coast cities and regional Queensland centres.