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 a public car park at Shute Harbour with Long Term Parking available at Lions Lookout Car Park.

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 through – 13CABS

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 45mins travel. We highly recommend a day before and after travel with us for further travel incase of weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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, this includes per person access fees payable to Hamilton Island.  We can also arrange grocery delivery from Airlie Beach at a small fee.