Abell Point Marina, located in the heart of the Whitsundays, has emerged as one of the premier boating destinations on the east coast of Australia. Having received a face lift over the past 18 months (as of 2016) to the value of $12 million dollars, the new owner Paul Darrouzet is fast realising his vision to be the Monaco of the Whitsundays Coast.
The redevelopment focuses on accommodating boating and cruising visitors, providing a first class level of service and facilities. Abell Point Marina is located in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland, a beautiful access point for the Whitsundays 74 islands and on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef. The new facilities include upgraded private amenities, three new restaurants/bars and cafe, 300 new parking spaces, foreshore relaxation areas, a new state-of-the-art function and event facility and currently under development, the marina parkland.
On the water, Abell Point is equipped with three-phase power up to 125 amps, 507 berths ranging from 11 – 80m, concierge services, 24 hour fuel including hi-flow fuel bunkering with cam lock, 24-hour security and deep water berths to 5m LAT. Concierge services for crew and guests include a courtesy car and dedicated marina heli-pad for transfers, scenic flights and private landings. Specialised marine services and dedicated agents are available within the marina village for your convenience.
Upgrades have seen Abell Point Marina transform into the Whitsundays most vibrant marina precinct providing benchmark-level services and facilities. The marina has seen a rapid increase in visiting customers due to larger and deeper berth availability, excellent range of services and the willingness of marina staff to take the hassle out of the boating experience for skippers and crew. Abell Point staff concentrate on being the local experts for visitors, providing guidance for experiencing the town of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands.
Conveniently located next to the town of Airlie Beach with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, pubs & clubs, Abell Point Marina provides ample rest, relaxation and entertainment options for customers and their guests.
|Dry Berths||0||LPG||Yes||Boat Broker||Yes|
|Water at Berths||Yes||Wifi||Yes||Bar||Yes|
|Power at Berths||Yes||Shower||Yes||Restaurant/Cafe||Yes|
|3 Phase Power||Yes||Laundry||Yes||Monitor VHF||Ch 9 & 16|
|Max Berth Length||60m||Boat Ramp||Yes||Office Hours||8 – 5 daily|
|Entrance Depth||4m||Haulout/Slipway||Yes||Industry Member||BIA MIA MIQ|
|Sewage Pumpout||Yes||Hard Stand||Yes||Coastguard||Ph 07 49480994|
|Daily dockhand service|
|Helicopter service – airport transfers & scenic tours|
|Marina concierge service|
|Bus / Train / Ferry||Whitsunday Transit operate the local bus service with regular schedules between Shute Harbour and Proserpine, with a dedicated public bus stop at Abell Point Marina, South Village. Queensland Rail operate train services between Brisbane and Cairns, stopping at Proserpine. Cruise Whitsundays have daily island resort connections to Daydream, Hamilton and Long Islands, as well as an extensive charter fleet departing from the marina.|
|Car Hire||Avis, Europcar, Thrifty & Budget, plus a number of ‘budget’ operators, have car rental services in Airlie Beach.|
|Airport||Proserpine Airport is serviced by Virgin, Jetstar and Tiger Air from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Hamilton Island Airport is serviced by Virgin, Jeststar and Qantaslink.|
|Accommodation||Marina Shores, Outrigger Boathouse Apartments and Shingley Beach Resort are all highly recommended for shoreside Airlie Beach accommodation options.|
|Provisions||The Whitsunday Shopping Centre is approximately 15 minutes walk from the marina, comprising a major supermarket and other retail outlets. Alternatively catch the bus to Centro Shopping Centre for a modern air-conditioned major shopping centre. There is a takeaway cafe and bottle shop within the marina village.|
|Dining||Barcelona Tapas Bar in the South Village is a beautiful foreshore restaurant specialising in Spanish cuisine. Bohemian Raw Cafe (South Village) provides a relaxed outdoor cafe loungewith a range of healthy smoothies, wraps, sweets and good vibes. Sorrentos Restaurant is at the northern end of the marina village and overlooks the marina and Pioneer Bay. With a large outdoor deck it’s the ideal place to catch up with boaties over a drink or a meal. For a special dinner try the intimate Alains Restaurant for a French degustation menu. If you’re looking for a long leisurely Sunday lunch, DejaVu has spectacular views and an Italian a la carte menu, while Capers Restaurant is where the locals frequent.|
|Visitor Information||Tourism Whitsundays has comprehensive information on where to go and what to do around Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.|
Reasons to Linger
|Explore Gt Barrier Reef & Islands||The world’s largest living structure and visible from outer space, the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is just a short trip from the Whitsunday Coast and islands. Many people roam aournd the world dreaming of one day seeing the magical, naturally romantic formation of Heart Reef from the air. Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands are the ideal place to do it with a plethora of options to choose from to get you to this famous world icon.|
|Whitsundays Coast||While the Whitsunday Islands rightly claim the spotlight, there is plenty of other attractions in the area. North of Airlie Beach, visit Dingo Beach and Cape Gloucester with its Eco Resort, tucked in behind the coastal shrubbery, with an outdoor restaurant overlooking Edgecumbe Bay. Cape Gloucester Eco Resort has moorings, that, for a small fee enable visitors to use the resort facilities. The yachties traditional hangout, Montes Resort, is next door.|
|Enjoy||Every Saturday morning from 0600 – 1400 head down to the grass foreshore on Airlie Esplanade for a relaxed outdoor market beneath the coconut palms. You’ll find stall holders selling crafts, clothing, food and fresh produce, plus there’s live music provided by talented locals.|
|Join the Locals||Visit the Whitsunday Sailing Club for Wednesday afternoon yacht racing on Pioneer Bay. Visitors are always welcome and can usually find a temporary crew position on a members yacht. The balcony overlooking the yachts moored at Airlie Bay is a terrific location for post race drinks and a meal from the bistro.|
|27 May 2016||Abell Point VIB (Very Important Boatie) cruising season open party|
|25 Aug 2016||Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous at Hideaway Bay|
|August||Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach Race Week|
|August||Whitsunday Reef Festival|
|August||Hamilton Island Race Week|
|September||Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend|
|October||Light Tackle Tournament – Whitsundays Game Fishing Club|
|3-6 Nov2016||Airlie Beach Festival of Music|