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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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"Lovely Lady Enid x❤️"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 5 days ago

"Just had the most fabulous day in the wonderful Lady Enid. An amazing boat, wonderful crew, beautiful Whitehaven beach....who could ask for more. Great food, great snorkelling and a great sail..." more »

Twotravellers53, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

"Exhilarating "

4/5 Very good Reviewed 8 days ago

"If you go sailing you have to be prepared for all weathers. For us it was an exhilarating day, but challenging weather with wind and rain squalls adding to the fun. The food was good, but I could not..." more »

blueseaandsand, United Kingdom

"Absolutely grouse. "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 30 days ago

"Couldn't recommend this trio highly enough. Beautiful yacht and great crew. We really enjoyed Dave and the team's passion for sailing and the region. Delicious large lunch and even some champagne and..." more »

Michael F

, Shute Harbour, Queensland 4802 Australia