Beach: 100m (Beachfront)
Town: 100m (2 minutes walk to shops)
- 2 to 6 people per room. Larger groups can have multiple rooms side by side. You will not have to share your room with other people you do not know. Each group gets private rooming.
- 4 Share Dorm (4 pax) (2 x Bunk Beds)
- 6 Share Dorm (6 pax) (3 x Bunk Beds)
- Queen Room Deluxe – (2 pax to 4 pax) (1 x Queen Bed, 1 x Bunk Bed)
- King Room (2 pax) (1 x King Bed or 2 x Single Beds)
- Budget Room Double (2 pax) (1 x Queen Bed)
Typical Bedding: King Beds, Queen Beds, Single beds and Bunk Beds.
All rooms have a private bathroom and air conditioning.
Schoolies Booking Inclusions:
- [5, 6 or 7] Nights Accommodation at the Schoolies Accommodation
- Access to on-site Schoolies activities and facilities at Schoolies accommodation
- Sure Thing Schoolies Registration and wristband for entry into the Schoolies Resort
- Free Official Sure Thing Schoolies Singlet
Q) What is Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach Like?
A) They are spectacular and are side by side! They are a 1-minute stroll from the beach and have very modern facilities. Everything else you need is close by. Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach are the best Schoolies venues in all of Airlie Beach.
Q) What food places are close to Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach?
A) As both venues are in the heart of the action, within 100 metres there is Maca’s, Woolworths and everything else you could want to eat. Both venues are in an awesome Schoolies location close to the food!
Q) Do we have the Freedom to explore and enjoy the rest of Airlie Beach?
A) Yes. We understand that you want Freedom at Schoolies. You have the freedom to explore the beautiful Airlie Beach, however, the best beach is right across the road. You can go shopping, do tours and activities as you wish.
Q) We have been advised to only book at an Official Schoolies Resort. Is this right?
A) Absolutely. This is a must to ensure you that have no problems at check-in. It will also ensure you are at a “Verified” schoolies hotel – these hotels must meet guidelines of safety, prime location, good rooms, schoolies-friendly staff, and it also ensures that you don’t miss out on the genuine schoolies experience.
Q) What should I look out for with a schoolies hotel?
A) At Airlie Beach, location is very important, so ensure you are where the action is – The best stretch of beach, shops, cafes and schoolies entertainment is where Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach are located. It is also a huge benefit to be amongst other schoolies – the last thing you want is to be at a hotel with young kids taking up the pool, and elderly people asking you to keep the noise down after 8 pm. Schoolies hotels are set up especially for the enjoyment of schoolies… you’re here celebrating the end of high school after all! In total at both venues that are side by side, there are about 800 Schoolies in total, so you will be set for the best week of your life.
Q) Is it okay to add extra people later on (before the total price is due)?
A) Yes, other people may be added to the group later as long as there are still spots available for them. It all gets sold out, so it’s best for them to be part of the group asap : )
Q) Who goes in which room with each other?
A) Each group will get their room allocation, however we don’t select the guest’s configurations within their own group, they can decide amongst themselves on arrival.
Q) Is there a Schoolies Curfew?
A) No, there is no schoolies Curfew. Sure Thing Schoolies runs safe and professional schoolies events and NEVER enforces a curfew or lock-out, and NEVER leashes you to the hotel grounds.
Q) Do the Schoolies bookings include flights from our home city, or airport transport/transfers?
A) No, these are booked separately by Schoolies.
Q) What’s the food like at Airlie Beach?
A) Enjoy the amazing food available at Airlie Beach. The food includes all the normal stuff you would expect such as Pizza, Chicken, Steak, Pasta, Fish and Chips, Wedges, Seafood, Burgers, Fresh Fruit. There are also cafes, restaurants and a supermarket close by.
Q) Is Airlie Beach suitable for people with dietary requirements such as vegan or vegetarian?
A) Yes. There are so many food outlets available that you are very likely to find multiple options for your dietary requirements.
Q) Are towels, bedding linen and pillows supplied?
A) Yes. Full bedding is supplied at the resort including sheets, pillow and blankets. Remember to bring your own beach towel.
Q) What Time Zone is Airlie Beach in?
A) Being in QLD, Airlie Beach is in the UTC +10 time zone
Q) What is the check in and check out time at the accommodation?
A) Check in starts from 2pm onwards. If you get there before 2pm you may be able to leave your bags at reception whilst you explore the area. There may be many people checking in at once, so keep in mind that you may not be able to check in at exactly 2pm. The whole group should check in together all at once. As for Checkout, you must vacate your room completely by no later than 10am on the day of departure.
Q) What is ATAS accreditation?
A) This is the highest level of accreditation available to Australian Travel Agents and Tour Operators. Only the best of the best have this qualification. Sure Thing Schoolies is honoured to have ATAS accreditation. Sure Thing is the only Schoolies company that is ATAS accredited – ensuring you reliability, credibility, professionalism and an absolutely awesome Schoolies week.
Q) Are there ATM machines close by?
A) Yes, there are ATMs available within walking distance.
Q) We’ve heard that Schoolies at Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach is really good, is it?
A) Yes, Base Backpackers Airlie Beach and Nomads Airlie Beach are rated as the Number 1 and 2 Schoolies accommodation. This is mainly due to the perfect location (right in town and right on the beach) as well as the awesome Schoolies vibe and those who are on-site to help.
Q) How soon should we book?
A) Just like the hottest concert tickets… The schoolies hotel rooms get snapped up nice and early, the earlier you book, the better it is for you. To get things rolling, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know how many people are in your group. From there, they will send you an itinerary of the best available rooms and will give you details on how you can make them yours!