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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Long Island is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Long Island. This romantic and relaxing city is known for its kayaking, snorkeling and sporting events. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Long Island

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Long Island has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hamilton Island Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • WILD LIFE Hamilton Island (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • South Molle Island Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Long Island

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, December, January, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Long Island

Long Island is famous for its pristine beaches and island views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Long Island is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Whitehaven Beach (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Palm Bay Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Pelican Island (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Molle Islands National Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Conway National Park (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Sandy Bay Beach (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Long Island

The nearest airport is in Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef), located 6 mi (9.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), which is 21.7 mi (34.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Long Island?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 400 vacation rentals near Long Island. From 98 Houses to 256 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Long Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Long Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pelican Island: 436 vacation rentals
  • Palm Bay Beach: 436 vacation rentals
  • Whitehaven Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon: 442 vacation rentals
  • Daydream Island Living Reef: 437 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Long Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 98 Houses in Long Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Long Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 256 rentals available
  • Villas: 29 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Long Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 326 vacation rentals with pool available in Long Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.