Contact - the nearest Department of Environment office for permit information
Lady Musgrave Island.
freecall 1800 072 110



   The Shute Harbour marina
is an embarcation point, to the east of Airlie Beach there is also The Abel Point Marina, and these are two ports where boats, shops and café terraces can be found. A convivial stroll across the quays.
  Airlie Beach Tourist information
Ph: (07)4946 6665

Take the Bruce Highway towards Cairn, to go to Proserpine 1km to the northwest, take the Shuke Harbour Road to the Whitsundays, by passing by Cannovale, and then arriving at Airlie Beach.

The road is pleasant for traveling by bike and bike path. After the vast fields of sugar plantations, the little forested hills, the majority are parts of the national park, with the most famous being Mount Dryander, (820m altitude), which is located between Earlando and Paluma Roads near Double Bay.

 There is an airport at about 8km from
Shute Harbour
or Fraser Island...

A verdant region where one finds a great density of tropical trees An engrossing expedition, the ecological importance of the mysterious forest.

The city, Airlie Beach, situated 27km from Proserpine is a very charming little village, crossed by the Shute Harbour Road, and with a great tourist success for the Whitsundays, as well as the varied night life.

The shops stay open late into the night, the pubs animate evenings based on different themes, music, local singers and the mood will never allow for a moments boredom.
Airlie Beach is also the departure point for the Whitsunday Island.
Quite a number of tour operators propose different excursions to the islands with hotels, camping, sports activities, without forgetting diving, fishing, and boat tours.


    Going on a boat cruise of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef is a "Must" among the varied activities available at Airlie Beach.

On The Great Barrier Reef.
If a day cruise to Lady Musgrave Island has tempted you to return for a longer visit then you may consider camping on the island.
Although Lady Musgrave Island has no resort , camping with a permit is allowed. Lady Musgrave Island offers an affordable stay for anyone who would like to experience camping on The Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Musgrave Island, set on a 14 hectare coral cay and surrounded by 1192 hectares of reef.
Day trip activities offer snorkelling, coral viewing, island walking, scuba diving and fishing.        mackay    /   accommodation