Travel by Road

Travel by Plane

Travel by Rail

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park & Whitsunday Islands.

When planning travel, please allow sufficient time to check in for a briefing at our office in Airlie Beach. Please check-in 2.5 hrs before your departure time.

TRAVELLING BY CAR - The Bruce Highway is the major road that links 'Cairns' in the north to 'Brisbane' in the south.

HIRE CARS - Many guests hire cars or motor homes. Apollo Campervans & Car Hire, Travellers Auto-Barn, Wicked Campers, Europcar. Car rental companies with offices in Airlie include, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis.

PARKING - Public Parking is available at Abel Point Marina.  Secure parking is available, and our reservations can assist with these arrangements.  For Motor Homes, most Caravan Parks arrange for parking for a small fee, on site. 

14 DAY SELF DRIVE TOUR ITINERARY - BRISBANE TO CAIRNS



FROM BRISBANE TO AIRLIE BEACH - TOTAL DRIVING TIME IS 12 HOURS

Brisbane to Rockhampton 630km's takes 7 hours.
Rockhampton makes a good overnight stop, there is plenty of accommodation, from budget to 4 star available.
Rockhampton to Airlie Beach 510km's takes 5 hours.

FROM CAIRNS TO AIRLIE BEACH - TOTAL DRIVING TIME IS 7 1/2 HOURS
Cairns to Townsville 350km's takes 4.5 hours.
Townsville to Airlie Beach 290km's takes 3 hours.

BUS/COACH SERVICES - Regular coach/bus services operate from Brisbane or Cairns to Airlie Beach. Contacts: Express Coach Companies are :
Greyhound, see www.greyhound.com.au 
Premier, see www.premierms.com.au
Note: Coaches stop at a number of locations & you need to allow for this in travel times.


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