The Whitsundays College of English, located beside the Great Barrier Reef and 74 tropical islands in North Queensland, is the ideal location to learn and practice English in a friendly, caring,...
Study English in Airlie Beach - a sunny and beautiful corner of Australia.
Laid-back and warm, Airlie Beach is the closest port from which you can reach the famously beautiful Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the perpetual holiday atmosphere, tropical weather and chilled-out attitude of Airlie Beach while you improve your English.
Many people come from all over the world to visit this dreamy and tropical part of Australia. In 2014, the brand new Port of Airlie Marina opened: an upscale complex of hotels, restaurants and shops along the waterfront. Airlie Beach has a lot to offer, whether you are looking for great nightlife, nature experiences or world class cuisine. And if you want to explore the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, this is the perfect starting point. Airlie Beach is the ideal place to base yourself for water activities from diving to sailing.
Exploring Airlie Beach
When classes are over, make the most of the abundant sunshine here by heading to the Airlie Beach Lagoon, where you can splash and play. It’s a free public park and swimming pool with beautiful tropical landscaping, and it’s where the locals like to stretch out on the grass, have a barbeque and sip cold drinks while the kids play.
Don’t miss the Airlie Beach Markets, which take place along the Esplanade every Saturday. You’ll find a lot of local handicrafts and tasty artisanal foods here. The market is open in time for breakfast and closes right after lunch, so come with an empty stomach and sample the many treats!
Take time out to discover some of the great walking trails in this region of Queensland. The Airlie Creek Track is a relatively easy walk that will take you along the coast: you’ll have stunning views as well as the chance to see Prosperine Rock Wallabies. The hiking trails in Conway National Park take you through a range of ecosystems, such as mangrove forests and rainforests. And if you hike 30 minutes inland, you’ll find yourself at Cedar Creek Falls, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfall.
A 30-40 minute drive outside of Airlie Beach takes you to one of the best-kept secrets in the area – Hideaway Bay. This lovely beach is a peaceful and laid back place to relax. There are a number of small cafes and shops up there where you can have lunch. Just south of Hideaway Beach you’ll find Dingo Beach, which is also worth a visit. Its pub right on the waterfront is a great place to chill out with a cold beer and eat some fresh seafood.
These are just a few of the many great activities and attractions language students enjoy in Airlie Beach. Why not make this great destination your home while you learn English in Australia?