Airlie Beach Off The Beaten Path

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    Cedar Creek Falls

    by robertgaz Updated May 7, 2008

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    Cedar Creek Falls are located about 19km's from Proserpine on the Conway Beach Road and offer a year-round natural swimming pool at the base of the falls.

    The falls are set in a natural rock amphitheature which is clothed with strangler figs, red and white cedars, wild orchids and Alexandra palms line the meandering creek.

    A word of caution though... should you decide dive in for a swim, even on the hottest of days, the waters will be surprisingly icy cold... enough to suck the wind from your lungs!

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    Statues

    by Steve-H Updated Aug 19, 2003

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    Dugong & cub

    The sea around Airlie Beach can be off limits for some of the year (see Warnings and Dangers tip ) so the lagoon is the best place to spend the day, as we walked around the area we came across a number of these little statues depicting Australian wildlife.

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    Border Island

    by CandS Updated Jul 22, 2003

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    Border Island from the air

    We spent our fifth night at Cataran Bay, Border Island while on the boat. It was a great place to stop and do some snorkelling. The snorkelling was the best of the places we visited in the Whitsundays - the water was very clear and there were lots of fish.

    We also stopped at Dumbell Island quickly on our way over to Whitsunday Island for another snorkel...

    There are no camping or toilet facilities on Border Island or Dumbell Island...but you should have everything you need on your boat anyway. :)

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    Whitsunday Island

    by CandS Updated Jul 22, 2003

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    Tongue Bay

    We spent some time on and around Whitsunday Island... We anchored at Cid Habour, Turtle Bay, Whitehaven Beach and Tongue Bay. We also did some good hikes, fishing, snorkelling, swimming and relaxing there.

    Whitsunday Island is the biggest of the islands and is well known because of the amazing Whitehaven Beach.

    On Whitsunday Island you will find camping facilities, toilets, picnic areas and tap water at various locations around the island.

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    Hook Island

    by CandS Updated Jul 22, 2003

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    Butterfly Bay

    We stopped at Hook Island quite a few times while on our boat trip since it is such a big island...

    We managed to visit Nara Inlet, Stonehaven, Butterfly Bay, Manta Ray Bay, Macona Inlet and the Hook Island resort/observatory.

    We went into the observatory and fed the fish from the jetty...while we were there we saw "George" a huge Maori Wrasse fish along with lots of smaller fish.

    Hook Island has some camping areas, snorkelling, fishing, beaches etc.

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    Snorkelling

    by CandS Updated Jul 14, 2003

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    At Cataran Bay

    While in the Whitsundays make sure you go snorkelling somewhere around the islands or reef. We snorkelled around Whitsunday Island and Hook Island and saw some fantastic corals and fish!

    I had never been snorkelling before but after a few minutes in waist deep water trying to get my breathing right, I was ready to go out to the coral... I never guessed it could be so beautiful underwater! I would totally recommend you give it a go!

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    Whitehaven Beach

    by CandS Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    Hill Inlet and Whitehaven in the background

    Whitehaven Beach is a very famous and beautiful beach. It is 6 kms of pure white silica sand.

    For the best view of Whitehaven Beach you should do the walk from Tongue Bay to the lookout but it is also nice to spend some time on the beach too. From the lookout we got a fantastic view of the beach and Hill Inlet - it was low tide so we got to see all of the sandbars and it was beautiful!

    We spent one night anchored at Whitehaven and spent a lot of time on the beach. :)

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    South Molle Island

    by CandS Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    Spion Kop view of South Molle Island

    South Molle Island is a very popular resort for families... It has a great pool, golf course, tennis courts, many hiking tracks, water sports, shops, bar & restaurants etc. It woud be my pick of those I saw if we went to a resort at the Whitsundays...

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    Hamilton Island

    by CandS Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    Hamilton Island

    We spent our seventh night at Hamilton Island in the marina. We spent some time down at the resort pool drinking cocktails and relaxing then had dinner at a nice restaurant...

    Hamilton Island was our first real brush with civilisation since getting on our boat. The sleep wasn't too good since the nightclub is right next to the marina and the music played till the early hours of the morning...but the water was calm and our ear plugs worked well... ;)

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    Conway Beach

    by robertgaz Written May 7, 2008

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    Conway Beach is a small community located a short 25 minute drive from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays and is situated at the mouth of the Proserpine River.

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    Amazing Beach

    by CindyLou99 Written May 5, 2005

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    While sailing we went to shore on the first day and got to walk around Whitehaven Beach. This beach is used to advertise Australia. It was amazing!!

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