Getting There in Airlie Beach
I got a cheap flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island. From
there, a $2 bus ride got me to the ferry, then the ferry to Shute
Harbour cost around $33 one-way for a one hour trip. From Shute
harbour, you won't have to wait long to grab the bus into Airlie Beach
($3). Once in the main strip you'll be fine.
You can also get there by bus. Greyhound buses
www.greyhound.com.au have special rates for backpackers, or you can get
a certain number of km, like my friend went all around Australia with a
25,000 km ticket or something.
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September 10, 2005