Stay at Freedom Shores

Just a 2-minute stroll from Northerlies lives Freedom Shores Resort, a boutique resort experience with spectacular view of the Whitsunday Islands. Soak up the sun in our unique boat bungalows, relax in the resort suites or upgrade to our famous Beach Shack for your own private beach and lawn area – ideal for weddings and events.


Stay in a room like no other. Our boat bungalows are specially designed with all the luxuries of boat life, without having to leave the dock. They are internally detailed, reminiscent of true boats, with a plush queen bed, well-designed bathroom, mini bar, and an outdoor deck at the bow.



Our three resort suites are perfect for a small family, or a larger group, with the option to connect all three rooms to create one “super suite”. All suites offer incredible ocean views, separate lounge areas with a queen sofa bed and a king-sized bed. Our deluxe suite, Winward, also has a second bathroom.



The Beach Shack is our most exclusive location in the resort. Nestled within beautifully landscaped gardens, guests enjoy their own private beach, sun lounges and a wrap-around deck to watch the sunrise. With a spacious design, the shack is set up to accommodate a family of 4, offering a plush king bed and fold out queen sofa bed in the lounge area. It’s also a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, intimate receptions and family celebrations.


Freedom Shores Homestead Accommodation Airlie Beach


The newly unveiled homestead features three breezy bedrooms all with king beds and their own ensuite bathrooms. Slide into island time with private waterfront access or walk 1-minute across the lawn to Northerlies. Enjoy incredible ocean views from the wrap-around balcony and private lawn, then head inside to find a fully equipped kitchen. Ask our resort team about our weddings offering.


“The absolute best place ever! We had the most incredible stay! The staff were fabulous – so kind and accommodating. The views are insane, and the boat bungalow stays are so cute. THANK YOU for making my birthday and our trip the most incredible experience!” - Emma & Luke

“Little piece of paradise. I loved the style of accommodation – it’s something different. Being a small resort, made it feel very private. The staff were absolutely lovely. The restaurant was only a short, enjoyable stroll away and was in a beautiful setting. I will definitely be back for a longer stay.” – Rebecca

“A resort with a difference. Our own private boat on land (no sea legs here). Friendly staff, Northerlies just a short walk for a great meal and some cocktails, then a fabulous sunrise and breakfast on the deck. Will be coming back.” – Paul

'We stayed at Freedom Shores for 3 nights at the end of our time in Airlie Beach and it was perfect. We felt like we had the time and permission to just stop and relax due to its location. The staff were so lovely and made you feel part of the family. You could tell they were relaxed and loved what they did. We ate at Northerlies most of the time which was great, and used the courtesy bus to get in and out of town. Lots of small touches really elevated the experience.' – Duane


Discover one of the Whitsunday’s most unique wedding venues, Freedom Shores. Think island vibes on the mainland with your own private beach and villa, lush lawn, guest accommodation and an on-site restaurant, all in one stunning location.