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Hydeaway Bay

Hydeaway Bay Beach is around 45 minutes drive north of Airlie Beach on the coast of the Whitsundays. The beach at Hydeaway Bay is a lovely sandy beach over 1.5 kilometres long. Beachfront homes make excellent use of the direct beach access and endless views across the water to Gloucester Island, Saddleback Island and many more. Dotted along between the houses are several beach access ways for the public to gain access to this beautiful stretch of soft, sandy beach. The beach is fringed with shady trees and the rocks at the end make for excellent exploring. The fishing from the beach can be quite successful but there is a boat ramp at Dingo Beach, just around the other side of the headland, if you’d like to try your luck offshore.

There is a pub at Dingo Beach and two beachside restaurants at Cape Gloucester, Montes and The Oar just at the northern end of Hydeaway Bay.


What could be better than sharing a seafood platter and glass of bubbly as you take in the perfect sunset. At Montes Reef Resort, you can enjoy this and so much more.  The fully-licensed alfresco restaurant and bar at our resort is located right on the beach. Both lunch and dinner menus feature a mouthwatering array of options to suit all tastes and appetites. To make sure you receive a truly unforgettable dining experience, the talented chefs only work with the freshest, most flavoursome ingredients.

Gloucester Passage Via Hideaway Bay
Phone 07 4945 7177
Email: montesresort@bigpond.com
Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday – 10:00am until late
Closed Christmas Day


At The Oar Restaurant you can enjoy a panoramic view of the sea from every table. This makes it an ideal place for lunch, sunset or evening dining. The menu features delectable selections prepared with the finest local ingredients from land and sea. Whether lunching on the delicious steak , or dining on the seafood platter, you have every reason to leave happy and satisfied.
Able to host corporate groups, celebrations and weddings, the open air venue with its associated decking, immediate beach front location and sea views the perfect backdrop for photos. As the size of our resort and facilities is limited, it is simple to book out the entire venue making it easier to cater for your special needs. Contact us on 07 4945 7242 so we may accommodate your special requirements.
Restaurant Hours:
Monday to Friday: 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Weekends: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Dinner:Everyday: 6:00PM to 8.
Bar snacks, coffee and cake are available from the bar other times.
Please check out the menu when you arrive or request a copy via email. Bookings are recommended.
Phone 07 4945 7242.
Accompanying any visit to Cape Gloucester Resort is a stopover for a couple of quiet drinks at the fabulous open air bar. Set under the pavilion roof and decked in timber, the bar is adjacent to our 25 metre salt water resort pool, where you can watch the kids play. You will be tempted by our selection of beers, spirits or select from our cocktail menu. A “Gloucester Sunset ” or Tropical Summer” ideally matching the tropical setting. Enjoy your refreshments while also taking in the sea views.
They welcome day visitors to the resort, which is accessible by car. You will think that you are at an island resort, as our Westerly aspect and absolute beach front looks over Edgecumbe Bay to Bowen and the mountain ranges beyond.
No visit is complete without a walk on the beach with most guests staying on to capture the sun as it sets over the water.
Bar Hours: 10 AM to late

All tours can be booked at our tour desk located near reception
or by calling (07) 4946 6228