After several days in tropical Cairns we flew south to Hamilton Island and past over parts of the Great Barrier Reef:
Hamilton Island is one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands which are a collection of islands of various sizes right off the central coast of Queensland.
In order to get to Airlie Beach we took the ferry and headed for the mainland:
In Airlie Beach we stayed at the centrally located YHA hostel and finally we got to enjoy our first Australian beach without warning signs:
Not far from the beach was a little restaurant serving tasty seafood pizza:
And chilled beer and apple cider:
We definitely got to like this place. The following days we “prepared” for our upcoming sailing tour by hanging around at the beach, working on our tan, frequenting the local ice-cream parlour and snoozing under shady palm trees:This entry was posted in Australia, WorldMap