The Great Barrier Reef stretches along most of the Queensland coast and is scattered with island groups. Access to the reef islands is usually from gateways along the coast, such as Townsville, Shute Harbour, Mackay and Cairns, dependent on which islands you are visiting. Some islands are accessible by air, while others have sea access only.
Airlie Beach Hotel
Airlie Beach Hotel is situated at the centre of Airlie Beach and is a stepping stone to the magnificent Whitsunday islands from Shute Harbour. The Airlie Beach Hotel is located on The Esplanade with access directly to the beach and also fronts the main street of town, giving the convenience of being located within easy walking distance to the lagoon and the many shops, cafes and restaurants located in the village as well as offering stunning ocean views.
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From £27 per person per night
Horizon at Mission Beach
Located high on the point above Mission Beach and surrounded by rainforest, Horizon at Mission Beach offers breathtaking views over white sandy beaches and of Dunk Island with surrounding islands. The accommodation is four star boutique style with rooms on the hillside.Eeach of the 55 rooms/suites has its own balcony or terrace with ocean or rainforest views.
From £47 per person per night
Quest Townsville provides an ideal base to explore the tropical beaches and the national parks of Northern Queensland, with Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal located nearby. Centrally located, the rooms have balconies offering bay and harbour views, food buffs will appreciate the great location, with a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and cafes in Palmer Street precinct right outside the door!
From £32 per person per night
A conveniently located 4 star hotel in Townsville's City Centre on Flinders Mall, the Townsville Plaza Hotel is is close to the heart of the shopping and business district and only 10 minutes to Townsville Airport. Close by are the Townsville entertainment and nightlife precinct and there's easy access to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy some of the best seafood, pasta and steaks available in North Queensland in the Mediterranean atmosphere of Stanley's On The Mall Restaurant.
From £29 per person per night