Distance between Townsville and Shute Harbour
The distance from Townsville to Shute Harbour is 288 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 3 hours and 24 minutes and goes through Stuart, Ayr, Home Hill, Gumlu, Guthalungra, Merinda and Intaburra.
Shortest distance by air  236 km ✈️ 
Car route length  288 km 🚗 
Driving time  3 h 24 min 
Fuel amount  23 L 
Fuel cost  26.7 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Townsville  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
16 14 13 km, 10 min


Stuart  13 km  10 min  0.7 L  
A1 74 km, 50 min


Ayr  87 km  1 h 00 min  6.6 L  
A1 14 km, 10 min


Home Hill  101 km  1 h 10 min  7.7 L  
A1 38 km, 26 min


Gumlu  139 km  1 h 37 min  10.7 L  
A1 16 km, 11 min


Guthalungra  155 km  1 h 49 min  11.9 L  
A1 39 km, 26 min


Merinda  194 km  2 h 15 min  15.3 L  
A1 22 km, 15 min


Intaburra  216 km  2 h 31 min  17.0 L  
A1 18 km, 12 min


Debella  235 km  2 h 43 min  18.4 L  
A1 53 km, 40 min


Shute Harbour  288 km  3 h 24 min  22.8 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Townsville to Shute Harbour?
Fuel cost: 26.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 288 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.16 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Townsville to Shute Harbour?
Driving time: 3 h 24 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 193 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 2 h 8 min
 75 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 56 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 7 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 5 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Townsville to Shute Harbour by land?
The distance between Townsville and Shute Harbour is 288 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Shute Harbour respectively.
How far is Townsville to Shute Harbour by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Townsville and Shute Harbour is 236 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Shute Harbour respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Townsville from Shute Harbour by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 17 min to cover the distance of 236 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 4 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Townsville to Shute Harbour?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 59 min to cover the distance of 236 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 7 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Townsville and Shute Harbour?
The halfway point between Townsville and Shute Harbour is Gumlu. It is located about 5 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Gumlu to Townsville is 139 km and driving will take about 1 h 37 min. The road between Gumlu and Shute Harbour has length 148 km and will take approximately 1 h 47 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Townsville in relation to Shute Harbour?
Townsville is located 236 km northwest of Shute Harbour.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Shute Harbour has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.28964, longitude 148.78876.
Which highway goes from Townsville to Shute Harbour?
The route from Townsville to Shute Harbour follows A1.