01 March

Destination Guide: Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is the entrance to the Whitsundays and we guarantee you’ll have an epic time here! Hit up the incredible Whitsundays on a sailing trip to experience Whitehaven Beach and the beautiful Whitsunday islands and then return to Airlie for a few crazy nights with your new found Crew. Sleep off a few days of action at the lagoon in the day - 1 of our top 5 places in Oz - and we’ve seen it ALL!

Where is it


What can you do there:

  • Visit the Whitsundays on a 3 day 2 night sailing trip
  • Visit the Whitsundays on a 1 day trip
  • Skydive
  • Take a scenic flight over the Whitsundays & Heart Reef
  • Party!

Free things to do here:

  • Chill out at the Lagoon
  • Check out the sunset over the marina

Hostel recommendations:

  • Magnum Backpackers - tropical feel, stay in cabins, possums & bush turkeys everywhere!
  • Nomads Airlie Beach - the party hostel - chill in the day by the pool and enjoy the evenings at shed bar

RatPacker Sophie recommends: There’s an awesome japanese restaurant on Shute Harbour Road

Extra tips: When you arrive off the greyhound be prepared for a 10 minute walk to your hostel!

Best Foodie Spot:

  • Beaches - epic backpacker meal deals {we’re talking dinner plus a drink for $15!}
  • Boatshed - next to nomads/base this place has the real sailing vibe and does a GOOD steak!

Best Place for a night out:

  • Boom - whitsundays afterparty!
  • Magnums
  • Beaches




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