A local secret | Port of Airlie

Written by: Brooke Miles



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Away from the hustle and bustle of town and the buzzing Abell Point Marina is a little slice of paradise with a laid back vibe that also happens to be our home, Port of Airlie.

Currently as I type this I am looking out the door of the gallery admiring the sunny weather and gentle breeze blowing through the arms of the marina and contemplating which local eatery I will eat at for lunch today. Yup, Port of Airlie is one of the nicest places to visit in town and here is why;


Denman Cellars

As neighbours of Above & Below Gallery we are regular lunch guests. Denman is a family owned and operated business with great food and the best beer selection in town! They are in the process of opening up Whitsunday Islands Brewing Co. (yup, the Whitsunday’s first brewery!) and we are so excited to taste their beers!

Walters Lounge

This is Airlie Beach’s number 1 rated restaurant and for good reason. An ever-changing cocktail list, amazing food and a boutique wine selection – we love Walter’s!

La Marina

Waterfront dining with pizza and wine? Yes, please! A modern Italian menu and homemade pasta. La Marina also serves up a mean as breakfast.  

La Gelateria

Authentic, homemade, Italian gelato in the Whitsundays! With over 30 flavours this is a must while at Port of Airlie – and who doesn’t love ice cream?! .

Coffee Club

This needs little explanation – like all coffee clubs in Australia all you favourites are on the menu!

Fish Bar

The newest kid on the block the Fish Bar does a mean fish and chips with local seafood.


Above & Below Photography

Obviously this is the number one destiantaion at the Port of Airlie (we’re not biased or anything). Above & Below Photograhy by Brooke Miles features stunning underwater and aerial images mostly from the Whitsunday’s and Great Barrier Reef. With not just wall candy the gallery has an extensive range of upmarket giftwear perfect for presents or travelers that are looking for a momento that they can treasure forever.

Salty Kisses & Billabong

A clothing store that caters for the ladies and the gentlemen of all ages. Salty Kisses & Billabong are side by side and feature all your favourite brands from surf wear to resort wear, kids clothes and accessories.



With 56 luxury, waterfront apartments you can make the Port of Airlie your home away from home when visiting our little slice of paradise. Capitalising on the laid back atmosphere and stunning weather these self contained apartments boast a high pitched roof, lightfilled rooms, an all weather balcony, timber floors and a view to die for!  Along with the amazing tenants on the bottom floor the apartments also come with use of the pool, tennis courts and BBQ area.



Ocean Dynamics

Offering Luxury boat charters and jet ski tours around the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Ocean Dynamics can offer you the choice that fits your budget.

Vartamana Spa

A tranquil getaway in the heart of town offering both yoga classes and that spa experience. The perfect place to book in some ‘me’ time.