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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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"Top spot off the beaten path"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"We took my mother in law here on her recent visit. Quiet spot on the beach. Great food. I had the veggie burger, i think they make their own veggie patties - it was delicious- wish id taken a photo..." more »

travelbug4802, Queensland, Australia

"Great little spot"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 3 months ago

"we arrived late driving to hideaway bay! This is a perfect stop for all meals - it closes 8pm for dinner so we just made it. The locals are super friendly. All our meals plus the kids were delicious..." more »

BMDEE, Gold Coast, Australia

"Worth the 40 minute drive from Airlie Beach"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 4 months ago

"If you've got a bit of extra time while staying at Airlie Beach, take half a day to spend at Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay. A bit of untouched beauty for you. And give the Dingo Beach pub a go for..." more »

Jason T, Fox Glacier, New Zealand

, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia