“The heart of the Great Barrier Reef” Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a town in the Whitsunday Region Queensland, Australia
The Whitsunday Islands, named by James Cook in 1770 are a sailors paradise
Airlie Beachs original name was the town of "Airlie". It received this name in 1935 when the Proserpine town Chairman requested a name for a new subdivision on the coast. It was confirmed in 1936
The name Airlie Beach was approved by Council 31 January 1987
Approximately central in the 2,600 kilometer long reef system, the Port of Airlie is great stepping off point to visit both the Great Barrier Reef and also the stunning Whitsunday IslandsOver 300 commercial vessels call Airlie Beach there home port.
The worlds largest coral reef system.The Great Barrier Reef is composed of over 2,900 individualreefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres