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Getting Here
Transfers: From Proserpine, it’s a 30-minute trip to coastal destinations with a transfer shuttle service, public bus or shared taxi. Hamilton Island arrivals get a bonus picturesque big catamaran transfer to your other island or mainland destination. Or book a spectacular light plane connection. Please note transfers from both airports should be pre-booked.
By Road
The Bruce Highway heads north from Brisbane to Rockhampton thence to the first Great Whitsunday destination, Sarina, followed by Mackay, Proserpine and Bowen. Allow an overnight stopover.
On Proserpine’s northern outskirts, head to Airlie Beach and surrounding coast by turning east for the 20 minute drive past emerald green sugar cane farms and forested hilltops to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Coast. Watch out for the breathtaking view over Abell Point Marina just before arriving in Airlie Beach.
Coach & Rail
Proserpine, Airlie, Sarina, Mackay and Bowen are regular stops for north and southbound transit coaches. Or book on the Queensland Rail fast trains (1800 872 467) and specify Proserpine, Mackay or Bowen as your destination.
What to pack
You’ll need casual clothes, sun protection, t-shirt for snorkelling, a warmer top, sandals and soft soled shoes for on boats and coral beaches.
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With fast and easy service, a modern fleet and competitive prices, you can trust Hertz with your next journey.
To make a booking, visit hertz.com.au or contact us at:
342 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach Or
Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine
Ph: 4946 4687
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Air
From Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, daily direct services to Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine), Great Barrier Reef (Hamilton Island) and Mackay can be booked on one or all of Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair depending on the day. Flights increase during school holidays so check schedules for the time you want to travel. Qantaslink and/or Qantas land daily on Hamilton Island. Qantas also flies into Mackay, and Qantaslink joins with Cairns. International: Fly onwards to Bali from Townsville with Air Asia/Jetstar.
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