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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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"Great quality food"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 months ago

"Whilst the menu is limited between the 4 of us over a few visits tried everything and all was of good quality and sensably priced" more »

Kevin W

"Location location!"

3/5 Average Reviewed 4 months ago

"Stopped in for lunch after exploring the pristine beaches in the region. Tables are out the front of the pub on the grass/sand and under shade sails and umbrellas. We found that the smoking and non..." more »

Strat4ds, Mackay, Australia

"Good Food - Good Beer - The Perfect Way to Laze a Day Away!"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 6 months ago

"Step 1 – Ditch Airlie for the day and drive to Dingo Beach. Step 2 – Take a few deep breaths and maybe a candid photo. Step 3 – Order the “dingo burger” from the Dingo Beach Hotel, you won’t regret..." more »

annajohnston31, Airlie Beach, Australia

, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia