Shore Excursion Details

Airlie Beach Then & Now

Airlie Beach, Australia

Airlie Beach Then & Now

DETAILS

  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Snack

Explore the region by stepping back in time and experiencing the local sites on this leisurely tour. See interesting displays and the region's historic sugar and cattle industries at the Proserpine Historical Museum and learn the history of this area, from its first inhabitants to the early Europeans and post war settlers.


Head to the Proserpine Historical Museum, located approximately 20 minutes inland from Airlie Beach and winner of several prestigious awards. Here you can relive the days when sugar was the area's lifeblood. You'll see exhibits highlighting the Whitsunday region's historic sugar and cattle industries, past wars and life in the area. You will also learn about the coffee industry which flourished in the late 1800's until it took a back seat to tea drinking. Now, coffee is back and is more popular than ever.


Visit Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation, which farms 35 hectares of premium Arabica coffee. Here you will tour the plantation and enjoy a cup of coffee with a light snack.


On you return to Airlie Beach, enjoy a brief city sightseeing drive passing through Cannonvale as well as the local shopping district of Airlie Beach. You will have the option to disembark at the local markets to pick up some homemade souvenirs and then make your own way back to the pier.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour operates with a driver/guide

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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