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Shute Harbour


Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is a port facility for the transfer of visitors to the Whitsunday Islands and resort destinations. A small residential community, it commands outstanding views from most locations. A selection of holiday homes and one small hotel situated right on the crest of a hill take in some of the best.

The port is one of the busiest small vessel facilities in Australia, and is also a base for bareboat and charter yacht activity. Daily scheduled ferries and water taxi services are offered by commercial operators. A public boat ramp is available, with limited trailer parking, for launching of small private vessels. The public fishing jetty is an excellent spot to dangle a line and try your luck at catching some of the famed tropical Whitsunday fish and squid species.

To get to Shute Harbour, drive east for ten pleasantly winding kilometres through Conway National Park from Airlie Beach. The park itself has a camping and picnic area. There is plenty of paid parking for those heading out to the islands, including an undercover parking station suitable for parking boats, trailers, caravans and more, while you enjoy the islands.

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"Super Chill Sailing Day"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 16 days ago

"I've done a Whitsundays cruise before but wanted something a little more "grown-up" so Lady Enid called my name. The experience was great due to the small number of passengers and the personalized..." more »

Winter H

"Such an awesome day"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"I would like to thank all the crew for such a lovely day. Right from boarding to the end of the day. The crew were all amazing and helpful to everything we wanted. Beautiful boat that sailed like a..." more »

Phil D

"Wonderful Day Sailing on the Lady Enid"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"At the end of April we spent a weeks holiday at Airlie Beach and had a wonderful day Sailing on the Lady Enid it was certainly the highlight of our trip. Captain Dean, Jacob and Maria where all an..." more »

Anne M, Adelaide Hills, Australia

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia