Shute Harbour - The Whitsundays QLD
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Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour is 10km east of Airlie Beach, a beautiful natural harbour that has been used primarily as a boarding point for boat operations to the islands and moorings for private boats, with a marine transit facility and secure parking with space for boat trailers, caravans and camper vans.

Rainforest-covered mountains surround the winding road which leads to Shute Harbour, with multiple Conway National Park walks departing at various points in the area. Take a drive to the top of Coral Point or walk to the scenic lookout at Mount Rooper for spectacular Whitsunday Passage and island views.

Shute Harbour Restoration project - February 2021 Update

Refurbished pontoons returning from Townsville

The refurbished finger pontoons, which travelled to Townsville for restoring in late 2019, will start returning home to Shute Harbour. Finger pontoon 1 is expected to arrive in early March and will be installed soon afterwards.

Terminal building slab is complete

The slab for the new terminal building has been laid and works have begun to install reinforced concrete columns, which will support the walls of the new building.

Eastern wharf piles and headstocks underway

The eastern wharf headstocks are currently being constructed and the piles are being prepared, by drilling out each pile and filling it with mass concrete.

Temporary boat ramp access Grubby Bay

With the change in wind conditions, more yachts are choosing to moor in Shute Harbour. GrubbyBay, beside the Hamilton Island Barge facility, has been upgraded with a small temporary boat ramp to allow access for tenders to those yachts moored in Shute Harbour. This ramp is only accessible at high tide.

For further information on the restoration project please visit Whitsunday Regional Council

PLEASE NOTE: During the restoration project it is business as usual for operators at Shute Harbour with amazing experiences departing daily. Click on the links below for information

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