Have had this at the back of my mind for a while - though I had envisaged doing the Great Sandy Straits first. Then maybe the Keppels.
I see parking as major issue but I see there are several options at Shute Harbour. 2 council car parks and a privately run one.... the following cut & pasted from somewhere on the internet, it's out of date but I'm sure the parks would still be there. I think Shute Harbour would be a good departure point.
Any other inputs? How many are interested?
Car parking at Shute Harbour PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:59
Need to park your vehicle somewhere while you are camping at Whitehaven Beach or one of the many other beautiful camp sites on your Whitsunday holiday?
It is all paid parking at Shute Harbour there are three areas - Two Whitsunday Regional Shire Council operated car parks and one private facility.
The Council “ bottom” car park is an open area on the water front and right next to our departure hut, security patrol at night and the cost is $12 per 24 hour day.
The Council “top” car park is an open area on top of the hill just above the bottom car park and there is a staircase to the bottom waterfront car park, security patrol at night and the cost is $6 per 24 hour day. Extended stays attract a discount.
Reservations cannot be made for either of the council parks, but you normally will find a parking bay available.
Shute Harbour Parking and Storage - is a private facility and is a 5 to 10 minute walk from our departure hut they offer 2 options a large multistory undercover lock up car park or an open but fenced and locked area, security patrol at night and their cost is from $18 to $24 per 24 hour day.
This facility is not manned 24 hours they close at 6pm so you need to check your estimated arrival time back at Shute Harbour so that you will have access to your vehicle on your return.
Contact is: Shute Harbour Parking and Storage -07 49 469666 or go to http://www.whitsundayparking.com.au