Where are we?
Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat is conveniently located just 2km outside the main hub of Airlie Beach, in the eastern suburb of Jubilee Pocket. Located within walking distance are a supermarket, liquor store, restaurants, pubs and bistros.
Public transport also stops at our front door on a frequent basis.
By road, 125 km from Mackay and 60 km south of Bowen, on Queensland’s coastal Bruce Highway is the town of Proserpine.
From its northern outskirts, turn off at the well indicated signage to Airlie Beach. Once on Shute Harbour Road, a 20km drive will take you straight into the heart of Airlie Beach. Drive through the main street of Airlie Beach and continue for another 2km in the direction of Shute Harbour. On your right hand side you will see an IGA shopping centre. We are located just 300m from the IGA Shopping Centre, on the right hand side.
Daily flights arrive from all major Australian capitals to the town of Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast Airport).
The shuttle service, Whitsunday Transit, will take you directly to our front door and can be booked in the airport’s arrival lounge.
Direct flights also land daily on Hamilton Island. If landing at Hamilton Island Airport, a ferry service will take you to the mainland of Airlie Beach. The ferry can be pre-booked through us or booked on-location through Fantasea or Cruise Whistundays Ferry services.
If you are flying in to Proserpine Airport, we can arrange airport shuttle or private transfers on your behalf. For us to arrange this please contact us with your flight details as soon as possible, we can't guarantee availability and bookings aren't finalised until payment is taken. You will receive an email confirmation of your transfer details separately.
Public buses run via Shute Harbour Road, the main street of Airlie Beach 7 days a week, at 20 min intervals. The Airlie Cove bus stop is the closest to Kipara, at only 10m from the reception office!
Monday – Friday 08.30 - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 08.30 - 4.00pm
If you expect to check in after reception hours, please contact us on the day of arrival to organise an after hours check in.
2614 Shute Harbour Road
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