Pioneer Bay Homestead

Introducing Pioneer Bay Homestead at Freedom Shores – your haven of laid-back luxury in the heart of the Whitsundays. Our 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 – Airlie’s favourite beach bar. Enjoy incredible ocean views from the wrap-around balcony & private lawn, then head inside to find a fully equipped kitchen. Guests also have full access to the resort pool which is just a 5-minute walk from the Homestead.



Waterfront Ceremonies

The Homestead also offers a unique setting for waterfront ceremonies and receptions. Step off the wooden deck onto an elevated lawn with breathtaking views of the ocean. This versatile space serves as both a picturesque ceremony site and an intimate reception area, allowing couples to seamlessly transition from vows to celebration in one stunning location. Explore your own pathway to the shoreline below for memorable photo backdrops. Couples can also mix their wedding locations with a ceremony at the Homestead and reception of the Freedom Shores Lawn. Ask us for more info.



Honeymoon Paradise

After the all the wedding fun, settle into the Homestead for the ultimate beachfront honeymoon. Start your mornings by cooking breakfast together in your fully-equipped kitchen, taking in the stunning ocean views, then head out to the Whitsunday Islands on one of the many incredible day tours. Spend your afternoons on the deck, with a drink in hand & order room service from Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill to round out the night. Perfection.


Beachfront Weddings

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


Where is Pioneer Homestead?

Pioneer Homestead is located just a 5-minute walk from Freedom Shores Resort, Whitsundays. We are located just a 15-minute drive from Airlie Beach. Guests also have access to Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill, which is a 1-minute walk from the homestead.

How do I book the homestead?

We recommend booking directly with us at You can also contact us on (07) 4804 5511 or [email protected]

Can I host a function or wedding here?

Glad you asked! Pioneer Bay Homestead is currently taking bookings for intimate functions and weddings. Host your ceremony overlooking the Whitsunday Islands or host an intimate elopement on the lawn. Contact our team on [email protected] for more info.

Is there a minimum length of stay?

The Homestead has a 2-night min stay in off-peak seasons and a 3-night min stay during peak seasons.

How close is Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill?

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill is just a 1-minute walk from the homestead. Enjoy an afternoon of cocktails on the beach or dinner on the brasserie deck. You can also order take away room service to the house by calling (07) 4804 5511 (dial 1). Check out the Northerlies website to see what’s on.

Can I swim at the beach?

We don’t recommend swimming at the on-site beach. The tides are very unpredictable, it’s quite rocky & the Whitsundays is home to seasonal stingers. However, you do have full access to the resort’s heated pool, just a 5-minute walk from the Homestead.

How is breakfast served?

Our homestead guests will receive a bonus basket of breakfast goodies upon check in. Guests can also walk up to the resort to enjoy the continental breakfast served in reception daily.

Can I bring my dog?

As much as we love our doggos, unfortunately we are located on a wildlife reserve, so pets are not allowed on the grounds.