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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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"Relaxing day of Sailing"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 11 days ago

"Had a lovely day sailing on Lady Enid. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Food was good and plenty of water to keep hydrated. Whitehaven beach was beautiful and swimming was lovely. Sailing..." more »

Justine T, Kalamunda, Australia
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"Whitsunday Island Treasure!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 14 days ago

"The crew was fabulous and the itinerary was perfect! The food and beverage was far superior to anything I have experienced on a day trip! I highly recommend booking this charming vessel. She is a..." more »

Lisa M
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"Pippa and Rosie"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 17 days ago

"Absolutely wonderful! This is a trip not to be missed. A beautiful boat with a rich history. The crew we incredibly welcoming and attentive and ensured we had everything we needed. The trip exceeded..." more »

andrew81gibb, Taunton, United Kingdom

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia