What an awful night. I spent 4pm-10am on a bus between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach, unable to really sleep. Suffice it to say I was happy to arrive and plop down in the hammock at the hostel.
Airlie is a nice little town, but it was recently torn up by a wicked cyclone, so the beaches and much of the infrastructure are not in great shape. There is also a pitiful amount of recycling available, and very few cafes which serve coffee in store.
Still a nice place to hang out!