Shute Harbour is a sheltered port for small vessels located approximately 10 kilometres east of Airlie Beach
on the Whitsunday Coast of Queensland
. Serving mainly as a boarding point for ferries between the Whitsunday Islands and the mainland, it is also home to many charter boat operations.
It is second only to Sydney’s Circular Quay as the busiest commuter port in Australia and it has the largest seaplane airbase in the Southern hemisphere. There are regular bus and taxi services available to and from the port which take the winding road through Conway National Park
towards the harbour.