One-of-a-Kind Whitsundays Bungalow Escape with Daily Breakfast & A$100 Dining Credit
If you are a fan of all things unique – and nautical – you will absolutely love Freedom Shores, located right by the water on the outskirts of Airlie Beach and boasting spectacular views over the Coral Sea. This sun-soaked haven is a quiet refuge that’s perfectly suited for a well-deserved escape filled with equal parts relaxation and adventure.
Go beyond the standard maritime picture in the lobby and fully embrace the unique architectural style of this resort, where you can sleep in a boat-inspired bungalow with the added luxury of ultra-modern comforts. Here, you’ll experience the very best of both worlds and enjoy a taste of life at sea without having to leave dry land, allowing you to take in the superb views or explore the Whitsundays and surrounding islands at your own pace. Choose to bask in the sun and feel immediately rejuvenated as you relax by the water or explore beyond the property and discover the natural wonders this exceptional part of the world is known for – from the Great Barrier Reef to beautiful Whitehaven Beach – allowing yourself to be inspired by the great outdoors.
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- *Time Limited Offer – Buy Now, Choose Dates Later
The Resort – A boutique, nautical-themed resort right on the beach
Peacefully set in a beautiful hidden valley on the outskirts of Airlie Beach, overlooking the turquoise waters of Pioneer Bay and capturing the natural surroundings of the ocean and tropical rainforest, Freedom Shores is a resort with an interesting story – and the first of its kind in the Whitsundays.
After the acquisition and refurbishment of the old Shute Harbour Jetty, the owners were inspired to build an entire resort by the water. Originally named after The Doors’ song ‘Waiting for the Sun’, Freedom Shores was born and is now a bespoke oasis where a laidback atmosphere reigns.
Its unique bungalows are designed to look like fishing boats — with every room offering wide views of the ocean — and its facilities are excellent: there’s a pool, a superb deck where you might enjoy breakfast al fresco, a private beach and an award-winning restaurant, Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill. The resort is surrounded by swaying palm trees, with some rehomed from the set of the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.
The resort runs a complimentary shuttle to Airlie Beach, so you will also have the chance to explore this vibrant coastal hub with ease. Take a stroll through the boutiques, cafés and shops, head to a local market, or treat yourself at one of the many award-winning alfresco restaurants.
Our insider travel guide includes handpicked places to eat and drink, the best activities in the area, and special experiences to make your trip memorable.
Your Handpicked Inclusions – Daily breakfast, welcome cocktails, A$100 dining credit and late checkout
Start your escape in style with a welcome drink per adult on arrival – your choice of a handcrafted cocktail, craft beer or glass of premium wine.
Each morning you will wake to a continental breakfast, served poolside at the Resort Lounge or on the Shangri-La deck. Indulge with pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, bread, coffee and more.
The onsite Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill is not only a locals’ favourite but multi-award-winning, too: with its farm-to-table menu featuring the finest Wagyu steaks, extensive craft beer selection, boutique wine list and artfully created cocktails, it’s not hard to see why.
You’ll have the chance to sample its delicious signature dishes with A$100 dining and drinks credit per package included. Treat yourself to speciality dishes such as a chilled seafood platter with local prawns, oysters, Moreton Bay bugs and Ōra King Salmon sashimi, aged Angus rib-eye steak, and lamb rack with potatoes, zucchini, dates and feta cream.
Reef Cruise Upgrade: Upgrade to enjoy a Great Barrier Reef Full Day Adventure (for two adults) hosted by Journey Beyond, and marvel at this World Heritage-listed wonder just off the Queensland coast. This one-of-a-kind journey through the lush Whitsunday Islands to the Outer Reef will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating humpback whales between July and September. Underwater is where the magic really happens, as incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.
Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, a multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles offshore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore — an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is simply unforgettable. Or, if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from the underwater observatory and take a ride in a semi-submarine. After lunch onboard, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.
Longer-stay bonus: Extend your stay and receive additional dining credit to enjoy at the award-winning Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill. Stay five or six nights in any room type to receive A$150 dining credit per package or stay seven nights or more to receive A$200 per package.
Valid for travel until 12 September 2022 (bookings must be made before 12 July 2022).
Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.
Package Inclusions: Inclusions are correct at the time of purchase. Refer to your booking confirmation for details.
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7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Bookings (except for Tour bookings and flights) may be cancelled with a full refund provided that cancellation occurs strictly within 7 days from the date of purchase and provided that the cancellation is made no less than 21 days prior to the check-in date.
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- Award-winning restaurant
- Private beach
- Swimming pool
- Return shuttle bus to Airlie Beach township
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Check-in: 2pm / Checkout: 11am
Surcharges may apply to select facilities and services