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Address: Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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$657*
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3-Day Whitsunday Islands Luxury Sailing Experience

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Only if your bored

If you are holidaying with your car, it is worth a drive out. If your without a car, don't waste your time or money. There is really nothing to see or do here. Don't say I didn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

If you are holidaying with your car, it is worth a drive out. If your without a car, don't waste your time or money. There is really nothing to see or do here. Don't say I didn't warn you!...

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went on the local bus to the marina but there is no activity everything was shuts down we would have like to be able to walk around and have a coffee or something. There was no one there and nothing to do and seemed very isolated.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Another beautiful area by Airlie beach , all very close and convenient to walk around. Nothing to dislike about it.

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Port Macquarie
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Shute Harbour is a gateway to the Whitsundays. Just beautiful and a great place to visit. First went there 9 years ago, back again 4 years ago and just about to go again for the third time.

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Donnybrook, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

great views and nice homes. the old port looks a bit rundown but still worth having a look at the original port. still used

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited Shute Harbour about 08.30 one morning in early February. Shotgun city. Saw two people sitting on a bench and one person rinsing wet suits. This really is not a holiday destination and the only reason to visit is to catch a ferry to one of the islands, or hire a sailing boat. The road to/from the Harbour is good.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Look this is ok but at the end of the day its just a harbour and thats it. It is pretty and definitely worth a look but there are better harbours.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We fished there the other day - you def. want to drive to Shute because there is not much going other than the jetty and public toilets. If you get the bus you may get stuck out there. Beautiful sunset over the hills. We didn't catch any fish but others did and we saw two barracudas .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Breathtaking views and a nice chance for a walk. You can take a drive or a bus if your mobility isn't fabulous and this is well worth it if you are spending a few days at Airlie, just to round your trip out and experience the far side of town. If you only have limited time give it a miss... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Thas was once a busy harbour for all boats to the reef and Islands. It has now not used as all boats and reef cruises have moved to Able Point or Cover Marina. Not worth the visit except for fishing

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