Just three minutes to the west of the tourist hot spot of Airlie Beach you’ll find its quieter, less known, but just as beautiful cousin Cannonvale.
A perfect place to base the family, Cannonvale is conveniently located close to all the sights and sounds the Whitsundays has to offer. Cannonvale’s beautiful sheltered beach is perfect for splashing about with the kids away from the big crowds. There are children’s play areas, public barbecues and picnic spots along the water and at the end of the beach you’ll find a curious molten rock formation begging to be explored, with rock pools to be combed over at low tide.
As the main residential centre in the area, the town has good shopping facilities as well as cafes, banks and the area’s main post office. Launch your trailer boat at the boat ramp at the Volunteer Marine Rescue Club on Altmann Avenue.
From Cannonvale you can easily get to Abel Point Marina or Shute Harbour to jump on board a cruise to the spellbinding Whitsundays archipelago and Great Barrier Reef. Follow the boardwalk around the waterfront from Cannonvale right into the heart of Airlie Beach for a leisurely afternoon stroll or to get a bit of exercise.
Cannonvale is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Whitsunday in Queensland, it is located approximately 912kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 6.889 square kilometres. Cannonvale has a recorded population of 5716 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Cannonvale we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Cannonvale and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.