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“A great lookout”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour
Saratoga NSW
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A great lookout”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 rainforest down to the beach with tons of broken coral, took us about 1 hour round trip at a brisk pace. There are toilets but no longer a cafe.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
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“nice to see all the boats”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Shute Harbor”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2013
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Really nice drive”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2014
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Carlingford, Australia
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142 reviews
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“Great views from the top of the hill”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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