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Awarded Whitsundays Best New Tourism Business Of 2023

Product –  Best Of Airlie 2 Hour Bus Tour
Price – From $65 per person
Price Includes – a 2-hour tour of Airlie Beach’s best locations with a qualified Australian Savannah Guide.
Location –  Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Type Of  Bus – 11 seater
Departure Time – 9:30 am or 1:30pm
Maximum Guests – 11 per tour

Please note the booking button is using the tour operator’s direct booking system. Once booked, you will get an email directly from the tour operator with contact details and everything you need to know. 

Embark on a captivating journey with Driftwood Tours and uncover the hidden gems of Airlie Beach. Our “Best Of Airlie” tour is your golden ticket to exploring the region’s most picturesque spots, all packed into a convenient and thrilling 2-hour bus tour.


Why Choose the Best Of Airlie Tour?

  • Scenic 2-Hour Guided Tour: Traverse the stunning landscapes of Airlie Beach, from bustling harbours to serene beaches and breathtaking lookouts. This tour is perfectly designed to showcase the best of the region in a compact, 2-hour format.
  • Intimate Group Experience: With a small group size (maximum of 11 people), enjoy a more personal and engaging tour experience. It’s the perfect setting for making new friends or enjoying a family outing.
  • Expert Local Knowledge: Be guided by Cherene Poidevin, a seasoned local guide and a qualified Savannah Guide. Cherene’s deep knowledge and passion for the area bring the landscapes and history of the Whitsundays to life.
  • Comfortable Travel: Tour in style and comfort with our air-conditioned bus, ensuring a pleasant journey regardless of the weather.
  • Exclusive Locations: Visit the stunning Shute Harbour and Mandalay Bay, plus various lookout locations that offer breathtaking views. These spots are carefully selected to give you a unique perspective of Airlie Beach.
  • Cruise Ship Friendly: Arriving by cruise ship? Our tour is perfectly timed and designed for cruise ship guests looking to explore the best of Airlie Beach during their stopover.
  • Accommodation Pick up: Free pick up from your accommodation, cruiseship terminal or meet in the middle of Airlie Beach.

What to Expect:

  • Discover Airlie’s Wonders: From the hidden coves to the panoramic vistas, every stop is a new discovery.
  • Learn Fascinating Stories: Cherene’s storytelling brings the history and culture of the Whitsundays to life.
  • Capture Unforgettable Memories: Don’t forget your camera! These picturesque spots are a photographer’s dream.
  • Meet Like-Minded Adventurers: Our small group setting is perfect for making new friends who share your love for exploration.
Tour Tour Guide "Cherene"

Cherene Owner of Driftwood tours

Let me introduce you to Cherene Poidevin, the vibrant and spirited founder of Driftwood Tours, right here in beautiful Airlie Beach. Since 2017, Cherene has been the guiding light in the Whitsundays, turning every tour into a magical experience.

Boasting an impressive 30-year career in outdoor recreation and tourism, Cherene is more than just a guide – she’s a treasure trove of stories, a passionate lover of nature, and, if you ask around, many say she’s the female Steve Irwin of our times!

Driftwood Tours is Cherene’s brainchild, culminating in her endless curiosity, deep appreciation for the landscape, and knack for uncovering the most fascinating cultural tidbits and fun facts. She’s not just about showing you the well-trodden paths; Cherene excels in guiding you to the hidden corners, revealing the secret spots that truly encapsulate the essence of the Whitsundays.

With Cherene, every tour is an adventure, a chapter from a vibrant book of nature and discovery. Whether it’s a visitor’s first or hundredth time in the area, she makes sure there’s always something novel and exciting to explore. Her passion lies in delivering top-notch, exhilarating experiences that leave you with lasting memories and stories to share.

So, if you’re ready for an adventure, Driftwood Tours is the place to be. Under Cherene’s expert guidance, every day is a journey, every trail a new discovery, and every moment a chance to celebrate our wild, wonderful world. Come along and discover the wonders of Airlie Beach with Cherene – it’s an experience you won’t forget!

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Ticket Terms And Conditions

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Full Refund: If you cancel more than 24 hours before the scheduled departure, you are entitled to a 100% refund.
  2. Partial Refund: Cancellations made between 12 to 24 hours before departure will receive a 50% refund.
  3. No Refund: If you cancel less than 12 hours before departure or do not show up, you will not receive a refund.
  4. Rescheduling: We offer the option to reschedule for an alternate day if you provide at least 24 hours’ notice. We understand that weather and personal circumstances can change, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Trip Operations:

  • Minimum Participants: Each trip requires a minimum of two participants to operate.
  • Itinerary Changes: The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather or road conditions.
  • Trip Cancellation by Driftwood Tours: We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, we will provide a full refund to affected customers. We strive to maintain normal operations and will make every effort to avoid cancellations.

Safety and Liability:

  • Outdoor Conditions: Driftwood Tours operates in various outdoor locations where weather conditions can affect walkways, making them slippery or wet. Be prepared for uneven surfaces, exposure to wildlife, and varying weather conditions like heat and rain.
  • Swimming: Swimming areas are unsupervised. During summer months, be aware that jellyfish may be present.
  • Responsibility: While Driftwood Tours prioritizes guest safety and provides safety briefings, we cannot be held responsible for injuries or illnesses that occur beyond the scope of our safety measures.

Language Requirement:

  • Communication: All communications and tours are conducted in English. Please ensure you have a sufficient understanding of English to safely participate in our tours.

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Driftwwod Tours Best Of Airlie Reviews On Google

Lucas Ortega
Lucas Ortega
06:49 21 Nov 23
Cherene was really nice and showed us some lovely spots around Airlie Beach and region, would definitely recommend!
Terry Read
Terry Read
07:04 10 Nov 23
We had the best tour! I would highly recommend this tour. We had such a great time
Jace G
Jace G
03:05 08 Nov 23
Charene is awesome. Had a fantastic day out viewing Cedar Creek Falls (even though the falls have stopped currently). She has a great knowledge of everywhere, and is really friendly. Seriously recommend taking a tour with her, you'll have a great day 😁👍
Cherif Helou
Cherif Helou
06:34 26 Oct 23
Fantastic land tour👍. Beautiful beaches ⛱️ at Hideaway and Monte. Great food. Our tour guide and driver Cherene was amazing. I would highly recommend it. Great value for money.
Jaime Robillard
Jaime Robillard
00:44 24 Oct 23
Amazing trip! Cherene is a wealth of knowledge and a ton of fun! She took us to the best spots off the beaten path. Do yourself a favor and book a Driftwood Tour!!
Rochelle Pearson
Rochelle Pearson
07:00 18 Oct 23
We did the Bowen Beach tour and it was fabulous. Great locations, Greys Bay, Murray Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Flagstaff Hill.Cherene is a wealth of knowledge, lovely and friendly, makes you feel at ease.
Hristina Trpkoska
Hristina Trpkoska
00:33 17 Oct 23
Cherene was a great tour guide! She’s very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend taking part in any of her tours.
Cian Hughes
Cian Hughes
00:33 17 Oct 23
Absolute must do, guide was amazing and v knowledgeable, pickup from accommodation at 3am, sunrise experience on the beach with the kangaroos was unforgettable
Mel Bad
Mel Bad
06:59 05 Oct 23
Terrific day spent with Charene, knowledgeable, personable & nothing is too much trouble. Took us to some beautiful places & lookouts that we would never have found. Thoroughly recommend #Driftwoodtours to anyone around the Airlie Beach area.
Craig Burgoyne
Craig Burgoyne
04:44 29 Sep 23
We had the best day out with Cherene!Cherene is a passionate and knowledgable guide who was able to arrange the perfect day out for our group of three families.I highly recommend Driftwood tours and will be booking in again when in the area to experience more of the beautiful Whitsunday region.
Sharlene Solomon
Sharlene Solomon
03:15 29 Sep 23
Thankyou Cherene,You are truly a people’s person. You are thoughtful towards your customers needs. You go out of your way to provide the best tour esp when young children are on board. We wouldn’t have been able to see the places we saw had it not been for you! I would certainly book next time we come back to Airlie Beach. All the best.
Karl Snopek
Karl Snopek
11:52 26 Sep 23
Cherene is the dream tour guide.We had a great day and Cherene had something fun for everyone to enjoy.Cape Gloucester and Froggies are beautiful. Highly recommended!!!
Melina Kovács
Melina Kovács
12:22 25 Sep 23
They are very funny, nice and helpful.Good price.Good places.Out travel guide was very good. We had an amazing trip.
Kris Hall
Kris Hall
10:52 05 Aug 23
We had a fantastic day out in the rainforest with Cherene - great knowledge, enthusiasm and humour. She made our stay in Airlie
Kate Newton
Kate Newton
08:02 28 Jul 23
Had a fantastic carefree day exploring secluded beaches in Bowen. Cherene knows her stuff and creates a fun tour that adapts to your interests. Convenient pick-up, air-conditioned comfort, good food and well-priced too (even better if you book direct). Would not hesitate to do any Driftwood Tour with Cherene. Highly recommend.
chris lewis
chris lewis
08:57 04 Jul 23
We had a fantastic day with Cherene on the Bowen tour. She showed us another side to the Whitsundays. The tour was fun and informative as she shared her extensive local knowledge with a lot of humour. She customised the tour to suit us and the weather. She was friendly and interested in all of our party and went above and beyond what we expected.We will definitely be return customers.
Bear Wilson
Bear Wilson
07:41 25 May 23
I am a local of Airlie beach without a car. Through word of mouth I heard of Driftwood tours who do land based tours of the region. I booked a Bowen day trip with them, Cherene a owner operator. What a fabulous experience! I was promptly picked up in time in a comfortable, well air conditioned 10 seater van. We collected several others who were all keen for a different Whitsunday experience. With every stop, point of interest, we were given useful information. Plus hilarious banter along the way. Morning tea at one stop, lunch at another. All perfect locations (included in tour cost). There is one lookout which required a little effort, but worth it and you can do at your own pace. I chose to give up halfway and go for a swim in the ocean instead. Amazing! On the way home more lookouts done from the van. Multiple photo opportunities. But a unique experience was the Big Mango, a stop on the way home. We shopped while enjoying the best locally grown sorbet you’ll ever taste. I purchased a mango essential oil I didn’t know existed. Home on time, and had to say goodbye to my new found friends as we all had a great day together. Thank you Cherene for a fabulous day showing off the Whitsundays region. There is some so more to the area. We all loved hearing of your experience both on land and water. Can’t wait to book the Cape Gloucester trip.
Noella Irvin
Noella Irvin
07:46 07 Apr 23
What an amazing 5 Star Tour provided by Cherene and Driftwood Tours. Did the Sunrise with Kangaroos at Cape Hillsborough, and SO WORTH the early start. From pick up, commentary, time on the beach, breakfast/brunch after the viewings, then a Mangrove Eco Walk - everything is catered for and nothing is a problem, outstanding value for money This is the best land based tour in Airlie Beach and must for every guest that does not have their own mode of transport
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