• Go for unspoiled beaches, coves and rainforest mixed with country hospitality

fly to and stay on the whitsunday coast

Tigerair flights into Proserpine and the gorgeous Whitsunday Coast from Sydney. Enjoy unspoiled beaches, coves and rainforest mixed with country hospitality.

destination guide: the whitsunday coast

getting out of the airport

You’ll touchdown at the Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) in Proserpine, with a few options to  take you the 40 minutes to Airlie Beach. You can catch a bus outside the terminal and buy your ticket (for about $15 a person) at the booth inside the arrival gate. Or you can get a share taxi for about the same price but you should pre-book.

welcome to the coast

Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. It is the perfect launching pad for activities on the water and in the lush, green rainforest of the Whitsunday Coast and of course the world famous Great Barrier Reef. By day you can explore the islands by boat and by night you can enjoy the local night clubs, bars and restaurants while soaking up the laid-back tropical atmosphere.

popular destinations in & around the coast

  • Great Barrier Reef - This is a place that well…needs no explanation. You could spend weeks exploring the reefs, beaches and waterways around the islands. Bring an underwater camera and remember to stay hydrated. Hire a boat and be your own captain, or find a skipper to show you the best spots. Whatever you do pre-planto enjoy every second of this once in a lifetime destination.

  • Proserpine - Visit Proserpine to get your fill of shopping, charming cafes, and artisan wonders. It’s a town with a country feel that’s known for its coffee plantations in the surrounding regions too.

  • Hamilton Island - If you like lazing island style with wine, food, beaches, and golfing you may want to stay here for a while. Hamilton Island is a treasure within a treasure that has everything to offer for families or couples. You can scuba, snorkel, golf, and make sure to visit the Hamilton Island Yacht Club for a romantic night out a dip in the sea

  • Long Island - This slender slice of paradise is like one gigantic beach. As the name states, it’s long and slim. You could walk from one side of the island to the other in just a few minutes at the widest point. It’s a beachcombers dream with hiking trails everywhere, coral reefs in all the bays, and scenery so breathtaking, you’ll never want to leave.

  • Jubilee Pocket - This pocket of nature is only a few minutes away from the popular and buzzing Airlie Beach. If camping, hiking, and wildlife is what you’re after, Jubilee Pocket has it. You can retreat into the tropical rainforests and get lost in the acres of natural beauty for hours on end. It’s a nice alternative to the business of the city that will relax your mind as you enjoy the simplicity of one of Australia’s hidden gems.

  • Hook Island - Hook is known as a snorkelling and diving hot spot. It’s largely a national park with island trails to traverse, caves to explore, and plenty of sea life that will leave you speechless.

  • Airlie Beach - The place to be on the Whitsunday Coast is Airlie Beach. There’s nightlife, resorts, hostels, fine dining, and just about everything you can think of at Airlie.. You can lay out, stretch out, or dine out all in one place. If you visit in July you can be a part of the Rum Bar Maxi Regatta. In August, you have the choice of Airlie Beach Race Week which attracts over 100 yachts or the Whitsunday Reef Festival, a hub of entertainment for the entire family. . No matter when you show up, you’ll fit right in. Airlie Beach is made for travellers and tourists alike and never, ever disappoints.

what are you waiting for?

Calm your sea-legs, get off the beaten track and explore the Whitsunday Coast. It’s a place that feels magical, surreal, yet at the same time, like home. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a holiday with the family, you’ll be 100% satisfied with the Coast. If you want adventure, or are bunking it in hostels across the continent, the Whitsunday Coast is a place you don’t want to pass by. Everything the Coast has to offer is like a vacation within a vacation and each day you’ll wake up to a new adventure. Tigerair airfares to the Whitsunday Coast out of Sydney are some of the lowest around and we’d be happy to make your dream vacation get off to a flying start.

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