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 & lawn area – ideal for weddings & 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
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 & family celebrations.
“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 & villa, lawn marquees, guest accommodation & dedicated wedding planners.