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From the moment you’re tendered to shore on a cruise to Airlie Beach, shore excursions are designed to highlight the area’s incredible natural wonders and laid-back tropical island vibe, whether you’re snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, sailing on a swift catamaran, hiking through a rainforest, or cruising for crocodiles.
Experience one of the seven wonders of the natural world on Airlie Beach shore excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. Hop on a luxury catamaran that whisks you to a site where you can snorkel, or take a semi-sub to see the world’s largest variety of marine life, including thousands of species of brilliantly colored fish, coral, whales, dolphins, turtles and so much more. Enjoy a smooth sail over turquoise waters to Whitsunday Islands National Park and snorkel at a protected island bay, then soak up the sun on deck and savor an Aussie barbecue feast.
For an active and unforgettable day, choose Airlie Beach shore excursions that take you for a swim at palm-fringed, family-friendly Beach Lagoon. The lagoon plus a guided hike through the dense rainforest at Conway National Park are excellent ways to explore and enjoy the natural wonders of the area while on your cruise to Australia. Walk paths between stunning, giant trees, and see many species of birds and butterflies. You might even spot an endangered rock -wallaby sunning on a large boulder. Make your way to Coral Beach for spectacular views of the island, and to Cedar Creek Falls for waterfalls in season and perfect photo-ops year round.
A safari cruise down the Proserpine River offers yet another unforgettable reason to visit Australia as you glide along unspoiled wetlands in search of sightings of the area’s most infamous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. On one of these Airlie Beach shore tours, learn fascinating facts about this large and powerful land and water creature from an expert guide, and be prepared to be mesmerized by their sheer size and power.
When visiting the Whitsunday region of Queensland, Airlie Beach shore tours to the area’s Proserpine Historical Museum will give insight on how the region evolved from its past sugar farms and cattle ranches to become today’s booming resort town. Let your feet rest and your eyes feast on the incredible water view and the collection of sailing vessels as you stop for a snack at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.