$336 - $439
24 - 31 °C
8 - 201 mm
|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||$336||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||$336||From Sydney to Airlie Beach|
Airlie Beach is often overlooked in favour of what’s just offshore – the Great Barrier Reef and the swirling Whitsunday Islands. But this north-east coast of Queensland has spades of character that’s all its own.
Bays, lagoons and reefs offer sheltered swimming and snorkelling zones. And on dry land, little Airlie Beach deals out more than its fair share of backpacker hostels, bars and clubs.
But how to get there? Just hop on one of the near-daily direct flights from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.
Around 2 hours 30 minutes direct. Flights with stopovers can last anything from 4 to 54 hours.
Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways offer direct flights, while Virgin Australia puts on flights with a stopover in Brisbane.
Usually at least one Sydney to Airlie Beach flight jets off a day.
You’ll fly form Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.
Technically, Whitsunday Airport in Shute Harbour is the closest airport to Airlie Beach – but it largely caters for small aircraft.
Most flights from Sydney to Airlie Beach land at the nearby Whitsunday Coast Airport (AKA Proserpine Airport).
The cheap direct flights from Sydney to Airlie Beach often take off on a Tuesday.
Airlie Beach isn’t just a springboard for the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. This lively town makes the most of its subtropical backdrop, serving up Lions Park – an oceanside lagoon and gardens – and a sweep of hotels and bars that cater for every budget.
Conway National Park swoops out from the south edge of town. This is one of the largest rainforests in Australia, starring peaceful beaches and cathedral-quiet trails.
Ready to explore the Whitsunday Islands just offshore? Boat trips push off from Shute Harbour and the Port of Airlie.
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Per day, 22 flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Hamilton Island on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures
A direct flight takes up to 3 hours, covering a distance of 950 kilometres.