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Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Still a wreck 5 months after cyclone

To get an idea of the destruction caused by the cyclone in March, have a drive by Shute Harbour. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean A
Darwin, Australia
Still worth visiting even after the cyclone

Even though cyclone Debbie caused much damage to Shute Harbour, it is still very much worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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“coral beach” (9 reviews)
“nice drive” (5 reviews)
Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get an idea of the destruction caused by the cyclone in March, have a drive by Shute Harbour. It still looks like the day after. The terminal there is a wreck. The only services running are the barge service to Hammo and some Sunsail...More

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though cyclone Debbie caused much damage to Shute Harbour, it is still very much worth visiting. The small cafe that was there has been destroyed but it is the view that is spectacular and the kayaking around the harbour. Take your own lunch and...More

Thank bushwalker1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into shute harbour on a cruise ship and found the area very clean and relaxing,with great eateries to look after tourists

Thank Prest0n26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shute Harbour has unfortunately taken a beating from cyclone Debbie. It is still an easy drive to visit and worth a look if you have time, but nothing remains open. The jetty is battered and the terminals in disrepair. It still has beautiful views though...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short drive from Arlie beach and even tho you can see the damage from Debbie. It is still beautiful. You can drive up the hill, where there is a look out.

Thank Toni J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful part of the world trying to recover from Debbie. Go and visit and give them a bit of hope that the tourism is returning :)

Thank BooandGinger
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The whole area is beautiful but has been hit hard by the visit fro cyclone Debbie. If you go up to the car park high up above Shute harbour, there's a hike out to coral beach...it's a 15 minute walk and not too arduous...once there...More

Thank tcdambuster
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this by accident. Sunny day and the views were fantastic in this very quiet area! Worth a stop to take a few photos!

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went to Shute harbour to do a Salty Dog kayak half day trip. I was surprised at how much damage had yet to be repaired in various buildings there. Car parking was free! There is a good look out up the hill from the...More

1  Thank CaptHook007
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

While the Harbour has extensive damage we still enjoyed our visit. We are staying i Airlie Beach and took the bus $6.80 each round trip. Just up the road is a trail head and amazing views! Well worth the trip. Be sure to bring plenty...More

Thank Karen10075
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3 October 2016|
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Response from Adrian1958 | Reviewed this property |
There is not a whole lot to do actually. Have a coffee or go for a walk on the beach board walk which follows the beach line. There are lots of little Cafes on the walk. Enjoy😀