Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

We Can Take You There!

Every day of the week guests are transported to and from their favourite watering hole for free thanks to Airlie Beach Hotel’s dedicated courtesy bus that is hosted by the friendliest drivers.

Extending its exceptional level of service beyond its walls, The Pub wants to ensure all its patrons can get the establishment easily and then get home safely at the end of the night.

A brand-new 11-seater courtesy bus was delivered just six weeks ago and transports patrons from as far afield as the far reaches of Cannonvale on Kookaburra Drive all the way through to Shute Harbour.

This massive distance brings the community together and ensures no-one feels the need to drink and drive.

To receive a free transfer, guests simply need to become a member which involves a simple sign-up process that can be done through the online portal or manually by paper while in the bus.

Wayne Fairbrother drives the courtesy bus regularly and despite it being a free service he said that they regularly receive tips.

Instead of pocketing these kind donations, however, the drivers make their own kind donation and have given thousands of dollars over the years to various community groups.

In the last few months alone, they donated $2000 to the Shitbox Rally which supports Cancer research and $1400 to the PCYC Braking the Cycle Program which matches youth with volunteer drive instructors so they can attain the necessary hours to secure their P Plates.

Catch the bus:

Mon-Thurs: 4pm – 9.30pm

Friday: 4pm – 10pm

Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Catch the Bus - 0428 462 600

The courtesy bus runs from Shute Harbour to Cannonvale seven days a week

Become A Member Today

Becoming a member of the Airlie Beach Hotel ‘Local Rewards’ club is a quick and easy process that gives you so much in return.

Members receive a $50 voucher on their members card to spend in any department on their birthday, they can also win cash prizes through exclusive competitions and membership draws including auto entries with kiosk swipe.

In addition, members can enjoy daily discounts on selected meals and beverages, they can also earn points to redeem for cash or credit.

Members are also the first to know about special events through a text notification or email reminder.

(Please note, T&Cs apply)

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