Airlie Beach Lagoon

LocationAirlie Beach, Queensland
ClientWhitsunday Regional Council

Strategic design overcame seasonal limitations to maximise recreational opportunities for guests to enjoy the region year round.

Airlie Beach Lagoon is a 4,000 square meter saltwater lagoon, located on the foreshore within the Whitsunday Islands – a signature tourist
attraction within the region. Place Design Group was engaged to design the Airlie Beach Lagoon and associated parklands.

The integration of a number of public art elements has given a unique twist to the project which provides year round recreational opportunities in
summer where swimming is restricted by stinger activity.

The coastal planting adjacent the lagoon and the large shade sail over the toddlers’ pool provide pockets of shade for the benefit of the lagoon users.