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Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Type: Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

There was not much to see at Shute Harbour and the Coffee shop/cafe appeared to be permanently closed

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Returned to Shute Harbour after a 30+ yr absence and found it to be only a shadow of its former self. The activity has moved elsewhere but the view is still special and I can't believe how far we used to walk (stagger) in the olden days , fitter I think ? Anyway, the old girl is a bit tired... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was there years ago and wanted to see how it had changed, it is a bit deserted however we got some fantastic travel advise on the islands and tours from Jack there. It''s a shame you can't get a coffee there anymore

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just an average harbour as you would expect a harbour to be. A little pontoon for fishing etc. Port for he Whitsundays Cruises, ferries etc. Plenty of parking.

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Saratoga NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Shute Harbour used to be the main place in Airlie Beach to depart on day trips, but now there is Abell Point Marina, so Shute Harbour is not as busy. You can get a local bus there, which at $7.20 return for 2 is very reasonable. We did a walk to Coral Beach, from the lookout, which is through the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

beautiful harbour with lots of boats. plenty of cafes to get a bite to eat or to wile away the day having a coffee and cake.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The drive out to the harbour is beautiful. Although once there I found the place quite Spartan. Amenities are few, and the area of the boat harbour itself, is similar to an old dock area. On the plus side, views are beautiful, and fishing is very good, off a designated pontoon. So it's not all bad.

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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you're in Airlie, take a drive around to Shute Harbour. It's where most of the boats go from (I think), but the drive there is really nice and worth doing.

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Carlingford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a place for a quick visit if you want to see some stunning vistas of the Whitsundays. It's a working harbour and gets very busy at peak time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nothing to do. Shute Harbour is a hub for boats and servcie providers to the islands and one of the yacht rental providers.

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