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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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"Tasty Meals"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"Had dinner here twice while on holidays, meals were always of a high standard and well priced, customer service was mostly ok and the area is comfortable and relaxing with a nice beach view." more »

1 person found this review helpful

"Beachside pub with decent meals. "

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"Good place for a basic pub meal. We all enjoyed our steaks which were cooked well and reasonably sized. The calamari was good. The hotel is beachside so there’s a nice view from the good sized..." more »

Rattyos, Cairns, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"Dingo Beach Pub 👍"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"Huge burgers, cold beers and a good location. Staff were friendly and service was quick even though it was quite a busy afternoon. Really good out of the way pub, worth the drive out there." more »

1 person found this review helpful

, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia