How To Get Here
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsundays and our charter base can be accessed by plane, train or car.
by Ferry / Shuttle
Bus / Taxi
The airport closest to Abell Point Marina is the Whitsunday Coast Airport (also known as Proserpine Airport). It is about a 30 minute trip by taxi or bus to our charter base in Airlie Beach. If you are arriving into Hamilton Island Airport, you can catch a ferry with Cruise Whitsundays to Abell Point Marina which takes about an hour. We can also arrange for your boat to meet you at Hamilton Island if you prefer.
Airports accessing the Whitsundays with daily flights:
- Whitsunday Coast Airport Arrivals & Departures
- Hamilton Island Airport Arrivals & Departures
- Mackay Airport Flights & Departure
Flights to Whitsunday Coast Airport
There are flights daily from all capital cities with some flights going via Brisbane Airport.
It is a 30 minute transfer from Whitsunday Coast Airport to Airlie Beach.
Flights to Hamilton Island
Ferry services meet all flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Airlie Beach. It is approximately a 1 hour ferry trip from Hamilton Island to Abell Point Marina. We can also arrange for you to start you charter from Hamilton Island, some conditions apply for island deliveries.
Flights to Mackay
Travelling the east coast of Australia can be a unique experience and takes some planning and consideration. Queensland is large state and the drive to Airlie Beach takes on average:
- From Brisbane 12hrs (non stop)
- From Cairns 7hrs (non stop)
All major bus companies service Airlie Beach and offer a convenient service for travellers.
Queensland Rail stops at Proserpine train station. You can also book your transfer from the train station to our charter base with Queensland Rail.
We have many pensioners taking advantage of their free train fare to visit the Whitsundays.
Cruise Whitsunday is the one and only ferry service that meets all flights to and from Hamilton Island. Cruise Whitsunday currently run regular services to:
- Abell Point Marina – it is a 200m walk from the ferry terminal to our office.
- Shute Harbour – you will need to organise a taxi or bus transfer from Shute Harbour to our office. It is 10km away, and around a 20 minute drive.
Book your ferry ticket direct online or call 07 4946 4662.Pricing Timetables
By Taxi & Limousine
Whitsunday Taxi meets all flights and offer a share taxi rate. When booking quote ‘share taxi’ for a per person rate. Book your taxi direct on 131 008 or 07 4944 4931 and quote ‘share taxi’. Pricing is $20 per person from Whitsunday Coast Airport to Airlie Beach if you quote ‘share taxi’.
Whitsunday Limousines offer airport transfers, tours and pick up services from:
- Whitsunday Coast Airport
- Mackay Airport
- Shute Harbour
Book direct online or call 1800 700 246.
Mention you are chartering with Whitsunday Escape to receive special rates!
By Car Rental
You can also hire a car from the Whitsunday Coast Airport and drop it off in Airlie Beach. Book your hire direct:
|Airlie Budget Auto||07 4948 0300|
|Avis||07 4946 6318|
|Fun Rentals||07 4946 4300|
|Hertz||07 4946 4687|