Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach

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Shute Harbour is a small community south of Airlie Beach, where you can take charter boats out to the islands or rent a houseboat or yacht. Walk along trails in the bush to the secluded beaches. Climb up the stairs to the platform to catch an impressive view of the harbor. Enjoy coffee at the cafe on the dock while listening to live music. Shute Harbour is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Airlie Beach Edition.
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  • Not much to see here at the moment...most areas are fenced off, due to cyclone damage. Lookout views are nice. Potential to be great in the years to come, or even when the water is clearer.  more »
  • Great place to go and look out over Shute Harbour. Really hope they bring this place back after Cyclone Debbie.  more »
  • Great view from the lookout point but not much else there because it was devastated by last year’s storm. Worth a drive round the area though, just to be amazed by the fabulous houses!  more »

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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

As the jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, Arlie Beach boasts a selection of hostels specifically catering to backpackers. Centrally located inns offer a low-cost option mere minutes from popular bars and restaurants. If you're looking for something quieter, consider one of the area's motels or rental apartments, many of which offer fully equipped kitchens, secure parking, and free Wi-Fi, just a walk away from good shopping and dining opportunities in central Arlie Beach. 
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