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Address: Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Great start to the Barrier Reef

What a great town this is, it has a fantastic picturesque harbor something like a postcard The shops and eating district are as good as any you will find at any top city in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This used to be where the boats left from but now it is deserted. Nothing there except the view. We did find a bush walk to swamp bay - 4km round trip and this was quite nice and provided access to swamp bay at shute harbour. - worth the look

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a great town this is, it has a fantastic picturesque harbor something like a postcard The shops and eating district are as good as any you will find at any top city in the world designer shops to surfing shops absolutely fantastic A short trip puts you down at the ferry , for the trip across to Hamilton Island... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It is a shame that it is so run down. There are no cafes only a mobile van that works of the weekend. It is worth going down there though for the views

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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice quiet spot to spend a few hours. Picnic Tables, café etc. all easy and a nice small horseshoe bay to have a swim or paddle in. We love to take our two dogs here as well and we all have a swim, a picnic and a lovely afternoon. Very clean and well kept area.

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a beautiful lookout. The view is amazing over looking the stunning water and the national park right across the Harbour. A peaceful place to hang for a bit and drink up the view.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Now many of the tours operate from right in front of the new marina and resort complex Shute Harbour seemed to be very quiet. The tide was way out and there was still one large yacht over on its side and covered in mud from the last cyclone. On a winter's day it was not as busy as previous times... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Well what a place to visit Boat trips to daydream island and Hamilton Island and whitsunday beach Yes i would go back

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not a prime tourist destination but is a great stepping stone to do the sea kayaking around the bay. Then it is worth the trip

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Far North Queensland - Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was THE harbour some twenty years ago, now it is just about derelict, the huge jetty complex is now closed and padlocked. But the area is stunningly beautiful and a short drive from Airlie Beach on a good bitumen road.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Shute Harbor is locared just a short scenic bus trip or drive through the beautiful tropical hills of Jubilee pocket and is "a buzzing marine transit facility" and the gateway to your heavenly holiday or playful backpacking adventure or family escape in far north Queensland Australia. Shute Harbor is the departure point for when you are traveling to any one... More 

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Address: Address: Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach

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