Fancy a short budget friendly break away from the hustle & bustle of city livin’?
Gutted that you can’t book a flight to Bali to enjoy snorkeling and budget accommodation? Let us look after you with our budget Airlie Adventure Tour for 5 days and 4 nights.
Right now flights to Airlie Beach are epic value for money PLUS you can fly there in just a few hours from any major airport in Aus! Our budget Airlie Adventure includes everything you need for the ultimate 5 day getaway including snorkelling, scenic flight over the barrier reef, world famous beaches + much more.
HUGE SALE – NOW ONLY $ (+ $ local fees)
- 4 Nights Dorm Accommodation at Nomads Airlie Beach
- 60 Minute Flight Over Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
- 1 Day Ocean Rafting Whitsundays Safari
- 2 ‘free 2 explore’ Airlie days
- Transfers to/from your tours
- 1 Buffet-Style Lunch
- FREE Wifi @ Happy Travels Airlie Beach
- Discounts on local tours & add ons
- Local Tour Information centre (Mon – Fri)
- Flights & Transfers
- Spending money
- Additional activities
Want to add more nights to your trip? Feel like heading somewhere else after your Airlie Adventure? Want to upgrade to a private room? No dramas! Let one of our Happy Team know and we will help you plan the next part of your epic adventure!
Individual tour itineraries may vary due to availability – All dates are fully flexible & if your preferred tour isn’t available we will endeavour to find you a great alternative OR we’ll provide you with a full refund. This package does not include a safety briefing – All you need to do is book your flight and check in to Nomads Airlie Beach on the first day of your trip and we’ll sort out the rest!
Day 1 (Travel Day)
Your journey begins at Nomads Airlie Beach Backpackers.
Your hostel is just a short walk from the Greyhound & Premier Bus Stop or your nearest Airport to fly into is Proserpine Airport (PPP) – Please arrive at reception to check in after 1pm and before 9pm on the first day of your adventure. (If you need help booking your flight then just let us know and we’ll see if we can help you find a great deal – Easy as!)
Highlights today include:
- Check in to your accommodation – Get to know your roomies.
- Visit some of the local bars and restaurants
- Take an afternoon dip in the hostel pool!
- Take it easy and and get an early night as your first tour will start the following day!
- Enjoy the FREE WIFI throughout the hostel.
Day 2 (Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Day Trip)
You will need to be up bright & early today – Please don’t forget to eat brekkie first & make sure you bring your travel voucher with you to give to your guide.
Your tour guide will pick you up first thing and transfer you to the marina where you will meet the rest of your group. (Pick up times & location will be clearly printed on your vouchers – Don’t worry, it’s just a short walk from your hostel)
Shortly after checking in at The Marina you will jump aboard one of the fastest boats on the whitsundays, ‘Ocean Rafting’. This vessel is a super-safe, semi-rigid inflatable raft capable of great speeds. This provides you with a fun & swift journey out to the islands, maximising your island, snorkel & adventure time.
Your guide will take you to see the best of what the Whitsundays has to offer. Starting off with an epic guided bushwalk experience, Ocean Rafting is the only company to have direct access to all of the famous Hill Inlet. Here you will get roughly 2 hours exploring both ends of the world famous 7km Whitehaven beach! (you definitely don’t wanna forget your camera for this one guys).
Next stop will be over an hour snorkelling at Dumbell Island, Border Island OR a (secret) snorkel spot. Here you can enjoy the unreal coral on the fringing reefs as well as loads of incredible marine life such as turtles, tropical fish and giant clams!
By the end of the day you will have ticked off every Whitsundays highlight on the ol’ bucket list and you’ll be sure to have a camera stacked full of insta-ready snaps for the world to see! After your tour you will be transported back to your hostel in the afternoon so take a shower and chill out for a bit or get ready to explore the epic nightlife Airlie Beach has to offer.
We’d recommend starting your night off at The Shed Bar (connected to your hostel) followed by a few at Magnums Bar (Great live music here & cheap jugs of beer for Happy Hour) – If you fancy going all out then make sure to stop off at Mama Africa’s & Boom nightclubs (all walking distance from your hostel!)
Highlights today include:
- Visit Whitehaven Beach & The Famous Hill Inlet
- Guided National Park Bushwalk
- Inner Coral Reef Snorkel
- Snorkel guide/Instructor
- All Snorkelling gear
- Fully Guided Day Tour
- Return hostel transfers to & from your tour
Day 3 (FREE 2 EXPLORE)
Today is a free day where you will have total control on how you spend it. We’d recommend to make the most of this day to explore what Airlie Beach has to offer.
If you want a nice relaxing day then look no further than the epic Airlie Beach Lagoon just a stone’s throw away from your hostel. You won’t find a better place to chill out and sunbathe than this spot.
You will no doubt bump into some of the legends you met the night before at the local bars – This is Airlie’s number #1 hang out spot.
If you are feeling like something a bit more adventurous then why not head down to Abel Point Marina and rent a fishing rod for as little as $10 a day, grab some bait and enjoy an epic day of fishing.
Make sure you speak to the locals and find out the best spots to go to!
If you want to make the most if your free day there are heaps of optional ADD ON’s we can include – Just let us know which one you want to do:
- Whitsundays Jetski Tour (from $110pp)
- 15,000ft Skydive Over The Whitsundays (From $309pp)
- Pioneer Jet Boat $69
Day 4 (60 Minute Scenic Flight Over Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef)
Today is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of day – It will start with getting picked up from the designated meeting point and a short drive out to a local air strip where you will check in for your 60-minute flight over The Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef. (Flight times & pick up will be included on your ticket so don’t forget to bring this with you and double check it the night before)
Shortly after arriving you will wait in the departure lounge where you will be briefed on basic safety precautions before making your way out onto the airstrip where you will board your flight (window seat is guaranteed). Pop on your headphones and pull out your camera as you will have one of the most incredible hours of your life.
Firstly you will take off and head East over Airlie Beach as you make your way out to the 74 tropical islands (don’t forget to look out for the Ocean Rafting guys below you!). You will see the insane tropical waters surrounding airlie and through the winter months you might even get lucky and spot the migrating humpback whales below you!
Upon arriving at Whitsunday Island National park you will do an awesome fly over Whitehaven beach and the hill inlet before heading out to the barrier reef. Here you can spot turtles and the beautiful coral formations such as the amazing ‘Heart Reef’.
An hour is more than enough time to see these incredible places from above. At this point you will have explored these islands from every perspective – On the surface, underwater and from the sky – Whitsundays, Done right!
After your Flight is over you will head back to your hostel for your final nights accommodation at Nomads. Make the most of your final afternoon by hitting up the local shops or getting ready for a night out on the town!
Highlights today include:
- 60 Minute Scenic Flight
- Pilot commentary & guided tour
- Epic views of Whitsunday Islands & Heart Reef
- Return hostel transfers to & from your flight
Day 5 (Travel Day / End of trip)
The final day is here, time to check out and say goodbye before making your way home OR to your next destination. Check out will be at 10am – If you need somewhere to store your luggage just speak to the friendly reception team at Nomads Airlie Beach and they will help you!
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