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Hydeaway Bay


If you like to seek out hidden gems on your travels, Hydeaway Bay should be on your list when visiting the Whitsundays. This tiny coastal hamlet is set on a long, white, sandy beach on a no-through road about 50 kilometres from Airlie Beach (take the Gregory-Cannon Valley Road to Dingo Beach Road and then don't miss the turn to Hydeaway Bay Drive).

Originally settled with summer shacks for local farmers, there are now a few hundred houses scattered along the beach and the nearby hills. The beach has five public access points and you can comb for shells on a low tide, swim the fringing coral reef or try your luck fishing from the beach or in a "tinnie" (Aussie lingo for small tin boat). The nearest boat hire and ramp is just down the road at Dingo Beach.

Locals actually say the best thing to catch in Hydeaway Bay is peace and quiet. It's guaranteed you will hardly see a soul but you could be lucky enough to spot a dugong, dolphin, whale or turtle on your travels.

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Ranked #1 of 1 Places to Eat in Dingo Beach

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"Very good"
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rated by 7 travellers

"Still as good as ever."

4/5 Very good Reviewed 11 days ago

"We have visited and reviewed this Pub before, were happy that time and the same applies on this occasion. We had lunch with 4 other friends on a Tuesday. Meals were good fare at a reasonable price as..." more »

Peter D, Victor Harbor, Australia

"Disappointed locals"

2/5 Poor Reviewed 21 days ago

"The Dingo Beach Hotel has been a regular day trip & we have recommended this hotel to many of our BNB guests and visitors as it usually has good food great ambieance and friendly staff. The Country..." more »

Alison R

"Rushed off their feet at Easter"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"We had visitors in town and the Dingo Beach area is always on our itinerary, so off we went to the pub on Easter Saturday. We thought we would start early to avoid the expected rush - but everyone..." more »

croftonMelbourne, Airlie Beach, Australia

, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia