Getting to Airlie Beach

There are two main airports that service the Airlie Beach region – Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast) and Hamilton Island airports. Both Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly into these airports. Further away is Mackay airport. Flight bookings open 331 days prior to departure with all airlines.

Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast)

 Located approximately 25 kms from Airlie Beach. Virgin Australia has daily connecting flights from across Australia via Brisbane into Proserpine. Jetstar offers a daily direct service from Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney. Tiger Airlines currently offer very reasonable flights direct from Sydney to Proserpine 6 days a week. Most of the major hire car companies have representatives at Proserpine airport. There is also a bus service that operates into Airlie Beach Whitsunday Transit, or Whitsundays 2 Everywhere who provide a door to door service, and taxis meet all flights.

Hamilton Island

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and  Qantas fly into this airport flying direct services from Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne. There is a ferry company which operates from Hamilton Island Airport to the mainland. These ferries meet all flights. Cruise Whitsundays travel to The Port of Airlie in Airlie Beach. You can find pricing and timetable information on the company’s website. Please be aware that you will need to stay on the mainland as there are no ferry services which coincide with the timing of the wedding.


 located approximately 160Kms from Airlie Beach. Tiger Airlines have very reasonable direct flights to Mackay from Melbourne and Sydney. Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas also operate direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Cairns. Most of the major hire car companies have representatives at Mackay airport. The 2 hour trip to Airlie Beach can also be arranged through Whitsundays 2 Everywhere or the Greyhound Bus is an alternative.


Villa Botanica has negotiated special rates for all guests at a number of hotels in Airlie Beach. We would be delighted if you chose to stay in one of these, as this keeps everyone together and makes it easier to catch up whilst we are all in the area. Accommodation bookings at most hotels and resorts will open one year prior to the stay date.Please go to the accommodation page on the Villa Botanica website, where you will be able to make enquiries and book directly, taking advantage of Villa Botanica’s rates by using our special wedding reference code. This code is made up from the first letter of the bride’s first name, the first letter of the groom’s first name followed by the date of the wedding, eg Meghan & Harry getting married on 19th May 2018 would be MH190518.