Whitsunday Coast

Discover an island holiday on your doorstep with Tigerair's guide to the Whitsunday Coast.

Welcome to Whitsunday Coast

It's no secret the Whitsunday Coast is one of Australia's most picture-perfect destinations, but this region's reputation isn't just about the scenery. Home to loads of attractions – not to mention an endless supply of sun, surf and sand – the Whitsundays are what dream holidays are made of.

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Thanks to its laidback lifestyle and tropical climate, the Whitsunday coast is a travel hotspot all year round – but if you're not sure when to go, our guide to the region's annual events can help. From markets and music festivals to cultural celebrations and sport, there's something on in the Whitsundays no matter the season.

Whats on in Whitsunday Coast

Time for a tropical getaway? Find out what to do in Airlie Beach and beyond with Tigerair's guide to what's on when you're in town.

Whitsunday Reef Festival

The most anticipated annual event of the year, the Whitsunday Reef Festival celebrates the unique lifestyle of the region with four days of family fun.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music

Welcoming musicians from around the world, this three-day festival takes place at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on the edge of the Coral Sea.

Airlie Beach Race Week

One of the largest racing regattas in Australia, this seven-day sailing event sees participants from around the world flock to the Whitsunday Coast

Bowen Offshore Superboats

Watch from land as skippers reach speeds of over 200 kilometres per hour or take part in one of the adrenaline pumping activities on site, from helicopter rides to skydiving.

Airlie Beach Market

Taking place every Saturday, this weekly market specialises in the spoils of the tropics, from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan breads and spreads.

Things to do in Whitsunday Coast

Start planning your dream holiday with Tigerair's top picks of things to do in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.

Go ocean rafting along the coast

Unsure of where to start your adventure? Get in touch with the Airlie Beach Ocean Rafting team to book an action-packed tour of the Whitsundays. From hidden islands to snorkelling hotspots, you'll be able to see it all in record time onboard their high-speed inflatable rafts

Unwind on a Sundowner Cruise

If you'd prefer to take things slow, wander over to the Able Point Marina at Airlie Beach and set sail on a Sundowner Cruise. Enjoy a round of drinks from the fully-licenced bar as you float along the coastline, stopping for stunning photo opportunities at Cannonvale Beach and Turtle Bay.

Getting around Whitsunday Coast

Public Transport

When it comes to getting around the Whitsunday Islands, you can choose to travel by air or by sea.


If you're short on time, metered taxis and rideshare services are readily available throughout the city.

Car Hire

Planning to explore on your own schedule? Car hires can be booked in advance and picked up at.

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