Go back ten years ago or so, and the Whitsunday islands such as Hamilton Island and Hayman were the places for the hollywood celebrities to visit while visiting Australia.
Now go forward to 2014 and Airlie Beach is the new “IT” place to be seen in the Whitsundays.
Rockstars, national and international celebrities, and more recently Hollywood Royalty, Brand Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose a night out in the streets of Airlie Beach to mix and mingle with the locals.
And of course why not!
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsundays and offers a lot more than many of the island resorts can offer. For example, Airlie Beach offers loads of great dining options including the now world-famous Shipwreck Bar and Grill, where Brad and Angelina visited.
You’ll also find much of the accommodation in Airlie Beach is a little more modern that the usual visitor accommodation on the Whitsunday Islands, and still offer amazing views overlooking the beach and beautiful crystal clear waters of the Whitsundays.
Airlie Beach also offers some very unique tours just minutes away from the centre of the township, including the reptile park, beautiful waterfalls and rainforest, and of course you are only a few minutes away from Shute Harbour, where you can charter a boat or enjoy a charter and sail around the Whitsunday Islands, or take in some great diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
Airlie Beach also offers something that the Whitsunday Island resorts can’t duplicate, and that is a sense of belonging.
Airlie Beach still has that small town charm that can make people like Angelina and Brad feel like a local rather than movie stars, and just maybe this is part of the reason so many Hollywood stars and celebrities seem to sneak into Airlie Beach undetected so often.
So if you are looking for a great holiday destination that is good enough for Hollywood royalty, come visit Airlie Beach!
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