Airlie Beach

Beaches
Dingo Beach

Nice beach here and a great pub across the road. Good spot for snorkelling.

Hydeaway Bay

This beautiful beach is next to Dingo Beach. Just as beautiful but much quieter. Great spot for fishing and you can also spot dugongs here if you are lucky. You can camp on the beach on the southern end.

Nightlife
Mama Africa

Legendary backpacker bar. Always busy and lots of fun. $10 entry on busy nights but you can get a free pass with membership on their website (mamaafrica.com.au).

Paddys Shenanigans

Big Irish bar. Sometimes has live music.

Boatys

Backpacker bar attached to Nomads. $3 tacos on Tuesday. Can be quiet here but can also get loose.

Attractions
Airlie Beach Lagoon

Great artificial beach in the middle of town. This is the place to be in Airlie.

Dingo Beach Escape

Boat and kayak hire and island camping transfers.

Accommodation
Nomads Airlie Beach

Big backpackers on the main street with bar attached. They have van parking here. Swimming pool and resort style grounds.

Beaches Backpackers

Right in the middle of town with a pretty lively bar attached. Cheap meals at the bar here and drink deals for guests.

Magnums Hostel

On the main road. This hostel also has camper sites. Bar and food court next door.

Airlie Beach YHA

Centrally located and clean. There is a nice pool.

Base Airlie Beach Resort

They also have camping and van sites. Huge resort style complex with swimming pool and bar.

Backpackers by the Bay

Really nice small hostel with pool and bar. Short walk from the centre of town.