Shute Harbour
Shute Harbour
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Shute Harbour is a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and is the main port for picking up a chartered boat to start island-hopping.
It was a great starting point for a sailing trip but, apart from this (and perhaps the Coral Beach Walk), I’m not sure that there are many other reasons to go to Shute Harbour.
We picked up our Sunsail catamaran from here but by the time we were cleared to go, there was not a lot of time left in the day. We had the option to stay overnight in the harbour but that wasn’t very appealing to any of us.
We were keen to get underway so instead, we headed to Happy Bay to get an overnight anchorage. From Shute Harbour, it’s the nearest and most convenient place to pull up.
Written 2 February 2024
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Lauren
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
It’s a nice relaxing drive but not too much to do. Once we got there we had a little walk and a couple of pictures. It was nice to just sit and finish our coffees. More to do down in Airlie.
Written 11 June 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Not much to Shute harbour but it is all very pretty. There is a great road that leads to a look out over the harbour giving you great views
Written 21 November 2022
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Greg R
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Such a pretty place so tranquil when we visited. Tour boats had their patrons & gone on their journey leaving us to walk around like we were the only two there to enjoy the colour of the water. Absolutely calming & serene. So nice.
Written 30 October 2022
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Doreen
Matteson, IL14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We were shocked at the prices they charge here for food, sandwiches. Filthy harbor with snobby people.
Written 24 August 2022
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Leonie Fielder
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A beautiful Blue Harbour and land heading toward development. A glass bottom boat takes visitors around the bay coral watching.
Written 23 August 2022
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Paul S
Melbourne, Australia162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
Found a great retro coffee van at Shute Harbour. It does great coffees and has cold drinks as well as snacks and breakfast favourites like toasties and rolls. Great way to grab something prior to any island transfer from Shute Harbour
Written 9 July 2022
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h5sn9kxs
Liston, Australia108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Not worth the drive. Seating is old and rusted, car park is in disrepair. Better views from our balcony in Airlie Beach. They call this a lookout but expect you to pay? PlayStation signs everywhere but we couldn’t figure out if people are really expected to pay for a view overlooking boat building below. Such a disappointment.
Written 27 April 2022
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Kazarooni
Brisbane, Australia117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This Harbour has recently been reconstructed after Cyclone Debbie had hit. Beside the terminal there is a food van, a few chairs with umbrellas so you can have a snack. We walked up to the lookout to soak in the beautiful blue, aqua and greens. A gorgeous little spot which won't take up much of your time.
Written 30 March 2022
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Fiona C
Gold Coast, Australia97 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Family
Save yourself a trip there. Look at the pics that people have uploaded of it and you’ve saved yourself some time.

We thought we would have lunch there at a local cafe. You can’t even buy a loaf of bread or milk let alone a burger.

It’s residential area with a nice lookout. But that’s it.

There’s a lot of works and development happening which may change in future but right now it’s not worth it.
Written 9 July 2021
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