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Spotlight on Schoolies in Airlie Beach. Where to Stay, Play and Party!

Up in the tropical north of the stunning Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is where you’ll find school leavers from northern Queensland choose to go for their Schoolies. The area packs out every year and is a buzzing destination to go to for Schoolies. So much so, that it’s not just northern Queenslanders that hit up Airlie Beach, anyone looking to spend their Schoolies in a tropical paradise (without having to leave the country), can find plenty of good times up at Airlie Beach.

Read on for insight into this super popular Schoolies destination!

Where to Stay

All of accommodation in Airlie Beach has been carefully selected to be perfect for Schoolies celebration. There are plenty of options to suit all different budgets and tastes!

On a Budget? Get out Discovery Parks Airlie Beach. Accommodation here is in the form of cosy cabins that have everything you need. There is a shared BBQ area for afternoon hangs, and a mini-mart on site. Plus, there is a pool for that early morning wake up swim!

A Schoolies favourite, Boathaven Spa Resort can cater for Schoolies groups big and small in their fully self-contained apartments This resort has it all, breezy balconies, amazing views over the coral sea and an epic lagoon pool for cooling off. The perfect launch pad for your Schoolies in Airlie Beach!

Looking for the Best Location? At Whitsundays on the Beach you are right in the heart of the action, with the property being located right opposite the Airlie Beach lagoon. It is also right next to Schoolies central, talk about the ultimate Schoolies accommodation! All the units are self-contained with great features, so you’re going to have a comfortable stay.

There are heaps more options for accommodation in Airlie Beach for Schoolies. Click here to check them out.

Where to Play

There is heaps to do for Schoolies in Airlie Beach. The Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep, you can go snorkelling, diving, sailing and kayaking out on the pristine waters. Airlie Beach is seriously #AdventureGoals.

Hang at the Airlie Beach Lagoon

The lagoon is the central hangout spot for locals and tourists in Airlie Beach. You can swim in the lagoon, hang out on the sand or grassy knolls and grab lunch from one of the nearby eateries. The surrounding palm trees offer some shade from the sun, and some seriously tropical vibes.

Take a Tour to Whitehaven Beach or Hamilton Island

Two of the most glorious regions around Airlie are Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island. Regarded as two of Australia’s most beautiful beaches, the whitest sand and most stunning crystal blue waters await. There are plenty of tour operators that offer trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island, chat to the reception at your accommodation to find out about the best deals.

Go chasing waterfalls

A bit of a hidden gem, the Cedar Creek Falls are about 20 minutes from Airlie Beach and are beautiful and secluded natural falls, perfect for a refreshing swim with your mates. Enjoy a low-key arvo here, before you kick into party mode for the night!

Where to Party

Book with means you have access to our awesome all ages party schedule. Stay tuned to our socials, where will announce what nightclubs and what events we will be holding this year at Airlie Beach Schoolies. 

The Whitsunday Schoolies Committee will arrange a 7 day fully organised program. The entry fee to the Airlie Beach Schoolies Program is about $110, which includes free access to entertainment which in the past has included seven dance parties in Schoolies Central, discounts on selected tours, free photo booth in Schoolies central, free daily activities, free bus travel day and night, and free farewell breakfast. has you sorted, full information on where an how to register along with costs and a program of activities and entertainment will be featured in your travel documents, all you got to do to is book your accommodation, and watch out in your email for all the info you need on getting to the parties!

So does Airlie Beach Schoolies sound like a bit of you?

Click here to book now. Airlie Beach is super popular and sells out fast, so if you’re keen, don’t wait to lock in your spot! You can book your Schoolies in Airlie Beach for a deposit of only $150. Got questions? Just drop us a line on

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