After months of planning, the beginning of our Australian road trip began mid-December and our first stop was Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. I was looking forward to this part of our trip so much, since it was the gateway into the Great Barrier Reef and long time bucket list dream to scuba dive the beautiful reefs and corals.

We landed at Proserpine Airport after a 12 hour flight to Singapore, a further 8 hours to Brisbane and a final 2 hour flight to The Whitsundays. It was so worth the journey. We arrived into beautiful sunshine, palm trees lined the streets and once we got our first peek at the Aussie ocean, we were blown away. Just look at that blue! 

We drove towards our hotel/apartment - Blue Horizon - and from the moment we entered the lobby, the breath taking view of the pool, overlooking the sea mesmerised us. It only got better when we discovered our room had the same view. We had a whole apartment to ourselves with a spacious living room and kitchen area, close by to the town with an ocean view. What more could you ask for?
After admiring the view from the balcony and deciphering where the ocean ended and the sky began, we head into the town to explore. 

Airlie proved to be a classic 'seaside' town filled with great bars and cafes along with surf shops and ice creameries, with its own tropical charm. It was wonderfully peaceful during the daytime. Hours would pass by as we lazed by the pool, hair getting lighter, skin getting darker. We would cook in our kitchen and dine looking out at the sea. Such a wonderful and memorable welcoming into Australia. Make sure to catch my upcoming Oz posts taking me through The Great Barrier Reef, The Gold Coast and finally Sydney! 

Has anyone else been to Australia? What was your favourite spot? 

1 comment

  1. I loooooved Airlie Beach, it's such a nice town! I only spent a few days there though, wish I'd had more time!



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