The Whitsundays is located in north-eastern Australia, on Queensland’s central coast, approximately 1120km north of Brisbane and 630km south of Cairns. The Whitsundays comprises 74 magnificent islands, including 5 with operational resorts on them, and the adjacent coast, centred around the town of Airlie Beach.
Getting to the Whitsundays from overseas is best done by flying into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne, and then booking a domestic flight into one of the Whitsundays’ two airports. Brisbane offers the best range of connecting flights into the region.
The two airports that service the Whitsundays daily are:
Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP)
Whitsunday Coast Airport is located in Proserpine, approximately 25 minutes to Airlie Beach. The airport is serviced by Virgin Australia and Jetstar offering daily flights from Brisbane and connecting flights from other cities. TigerAir offer direct flights from Sydney three times per week, with this increasing to five times per week from 1 March 2017. TigerAir will also introduce a direct service from Brisbane in early 2017 providing unprecedented access to the Whitsunday Coast and Airlie Beach.
Buses and taxis meet every flight to transfer guests to Airlie Beach, or to ferries to the island resorts. Car and limousine hire is also available at the airport. We can assist with airport transfers to the marina, please contact our friendly reservations team for more information.
Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI)
Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond. Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries from Hamilton Island to transfer passengers to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast and other island resorts.
Our friendly reservations team can arrange ferry transfers or light aircraft transfers directly from the GBR Airport to Abell Point Marina, to assist you with getting to your boat quicker and hassle free, please contact us on +61 7 4946 2400 for further information,