Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Airlie Beach?
If your trip to Airlie Beach is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Stop by Airlie Beach Lagoon. It’s one sight you’ll find on many travelers’ must-do lists. Coral Sea Marina and Airlie Beach Market are also not far away and worth checking out.
What are the best road trip destinations near Airlie Beach?
You don’t have to limit yourself to Airlie Beach when you’ve got your own ride! Long Beach is one of the many reasons travelers are attracted to Midge Point. You’ll find it 25 miles away. Laguna Marina is another terrific reason to stop by.
Where are the best beaches near Airlie Beach?
One of the perks of getting a rental car while you’re staying in Airlie Beach is that you’ll be able to visit some of the area’s amazing beaches in rain, hail or shine. So, grab your sunscreen (or your waterproof jacket) and get ready to head to some of these well-known options:

  • Coral Beach (5 miles away).
  • Catseye Beach (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Airlie Beach?
With your own set of wheels, Airlie Beach is all yours to enjoy. People flock to this appealing city for a variety of reasons, and here at we have the perfect car for each of them. A major priority for big families is space (and legroom). Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a 12-passenger van. Those traveling on a budget enjoy the great gas mileage of our smaller rentals, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re looking to make an impression in Airlie Beach, you could even check out our special category for a vehicle that will make any car enthusiast dizzy with excitement.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Airlie Beach?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting your dream ride is absolutely within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of cruising the open roads in a swanky sports car, even if it’s just for a short while. Or perhaps all you’re chasing is a trusty set of wheels to bring you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in Airlie Beach.
What side of the road do they drive on in Airlie Beach?
Stay on the left side of the road in Airlie Beach. If you’re planning to discover this destination on wheels, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
Is it difficult to park in Airlie Beach?
You’ll discover plenty of places to park the car in Airlie Beach. Even in the thick of the action, you’re likely to score a space right where you need it.
Does Airlie Beach have peak-hour traffic?
As with most cities, you can expect more traffic in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, due to its smaller population of about 2,600, traffic congestion isn’t a huge issue in Airlie Beach.
Are there speed limits in Airlie Beach?
Yes. In Airlie Beach, speed limits range from 40km/h to 110km/h. Most built-up areas have a maximum speed limit of 50km/h unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Whitsunday Region?
Generally, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may supply your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Airlie Beach?
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you are allowed to use your cell phone while cruising around Airlie Beach. But make sure you remain focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Airlie Beach?
In Airlie Beach, it’s a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you’re planning to have a drink or two, leave your car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Airlie Beach?
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Airlie Beach, red means stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Are seat belts compulsory in Whitsunday Region?
Seat belts must be worn in Whitsunday Region. However, these rules may not apply for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

Car Rental Information

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Airlie Beach
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Popular car types:
SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard

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