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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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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Short drive out of Airlie beach. Access point to the surrounding islands but also worth a visit. Very scenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love to drive up to Shute Harbour for the drive itself and the magnificent views over the water when you get there. This is where you catch some ferries to the islands and also the port for the workers ferries. But if you like boats you will see all sorts here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyed the drive out to Shute Harbour, but nothing really there when you get there (if you are expecting shops, cafe etc).

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

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

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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