Getting Here

whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

The Whitsundays is located along Queensland's central coast in north-eastern Australia, approximately 1,120km north of Brisbane and 630kms south of Cairns. Travel to the region is easy whether driving from nearby towns, other states or travelling from the other side of the world.

By Air

The Whitsundays are serviced by two domestic airports - the Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) and Hamilton Island Airport.

The Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) is located along the Bruce Highway approximately 30 minutes drive from Airlie Beach and serviced weekly by most major airline services. Shuttle buses meet all arriving flights. Shuttles can deliver you to either Coral Sea Marina, or to your accommodation. Bookings can be done through the Charter Centre.

Cruise Whitsundays operate regular ferry services from Hamilton Island Airport to Port of Airlie in Airlie Beach. A courtesy phone at the ferry terminal is available to call a taxi to Coral Sea Marina or to your accommodation.

Alternatively, we can deliver your bareboat to Hamilton Island ($965) for you to start your charter. Similarly, you can end your charter at Hamilton Island and we will bring the boat back to Coral Sea Marina ($965). Pick up/drop off is subject to availability.

By Road

The Bruce Highway is the major highway linking Queensland's coastal cities and towns. Turn off from Proserpine towards Airlie Beach on Shute Harbour Road and travel 30 minutes until you reach Cannonvale and Airlie Beach.

The Cumberland Charter Yachts office is located at Shop 18, Coral Sea Marina (North), Shingley Drive in Airlie Beach. There is ample parking at the marina, with parking fees at $10 per 24 hours. Alternatively, we can arrange for your car to be picked up, taken to a secure parking facility and returned when you have finished your charter (From $160/3 days). Let us know if you would like secure parking and we can arrange it for you.

Greyhound and Premier Bus service between Cairns and Brisbane with a bus terminal located in Airlie Beach.

By Rail

Queensland Rail service links Proserpine to all major destinations from Cairns to Brisbane, Sydney and beyond. Bus services meet each train and take you to Airlie Beach, 30 minutes drive from the train station.