Depature Point: Shute Harbour

Our office and departure point is located at Shute Harbour in Airlie Beach.

Shute Harbour is about a 10-minute drive from the Main Hub of Airlie Beach, there is paid public car park at Shute Harbour payable with e-park, security cameras are on the lower level where we depart from and slightly cheaper with parking Long Term Parking available at Lions Lookout Car Park, just up the hill.

Whitsunday Transit operates buses from all bus stops around town to Shute Harbour.  Find times from your nearest bus stop here –

You can also arrange a taxi service with – Daryl at Airlie Beach Party Bus – 0484 653 767

Flying into the Whitsundays

When bookings flights, with either Jet Star, Virgin or Alliance there are 2 options where you can arrive:

  • Whitsunday Coast Airport – (Proserpine – mainland) (preferred and cheapest option)
  • Hamilton Island Airport – Hamilton Island

If arriving at Whitsunday Coast Airport – Proserpine on the mainland you will need to catch a shuttle bus with Whitsunday Transit a shared taxi, or book one of the many shuttle bus services into Airlie Beach – approximately 1 hour travel. We  highly recommend a day before and after travel with us for further travel incase of weather or other unforeseen circumstances. It can also be difficult with times of flights and our trip times to line up. If you do book anything on the same day this will be at your own risk.

If arriving at Hamilton Island, the most convenient way to the mainland is with Cruise Whitsunday, they have ferries that operate daily – approximately 1-hour travel to the mainland.

Ideally we prefer to have people departing and arriving at Shute Harbour, however, Whitsunday Island Camping Connection – Scamper, can do pickups from Hamilton Island Airport and take you direct to your camp site, this will depend on a number of factors;

ie:- flight times, tides and our other movements that day, there is an additional cost to do a pick up or drop off at Hamilton Island Airport of $50 per person each way,  this includes per person access fees to Hamilton Island. 


Our Vessel Scamper has been specifically designed to be versatile. From being capable of taking camping gear to kayaks, to mountain bikes, to small machinery. 

Its design of a landing barge makes access to the islands easy with its drop down door, creating a ramp directly on to the beaches, and it’s displaning hull to not only be a stable vessel but be able to cruise at speed. 

Seating is around the sides of the vessel creating space for more bulky items, and with one level, there a no stairs needing to climb, for those with limited movement. 

With the designations of our islands there are and based, if wheelchairs are needed, best for the beach chairs to accommodate the sand. The islands are National Park so a permit would need to be required for assistance animals. 

Our Departure point of Shute Harbour has a public car park, with Security Cameras for safety, there is a loading area to load your equipment off at and we have trolleys available for our guests to use to take their equipment down the ramp directly to the vessel.