Exploring by Car

Cedar Creek Falls

A great holiday experience in the Whitsundays is not complete without spending time exploring on land. It’s not just the amazing blue waters surrounding the 74 remarkable islands in Whitsundays, but it’s also about the sceneries on the Islands. There are beautiful waterfalls, rocks, caves and dams to explore and spending time surrounded by the natural balance on Mother Nature can be a unique experience for travellers.
There are many tour operators like Airlie Beach, providing travel services at a wide range of affordable prices. Once you visit the Whitsundays all you need is a proper tour around scenic drives and walks, in rainforests and scenic waterfalls. You can car rentals for a full day tour, half day tour, and even extended tours to explore the the eastern coast and islands. Of course, you must know that diving off waterfalls or jumping into them is strictly prohibited because much of the area is a national park, but having said this, there are some remarkable scenic drives and walks to spend time at while you are here.

  • Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail
  • Whitsunday Great! Walk
  • Cedar Creek Falls
  • Gap Beach
  • Woompoo Walk
  • Kingfisher Circuit
  • Conway National Park
  • Whitsunday Crocodile Safari
  • Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track
  • Peter Faust Dam

You may also like to visit the Spion Kop Track, Solway Circuit, Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track, Villa Botanica Weddings, Coconut Beach – Boat Port Circuit.

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Extended Sailing Trips

Night Sailing Trips

To make your stay at the Whitsundays memorable, you have the option to go for the overnight sailing trips. What can be more enthralling than spending a whole night in the waters of Whitsundays?
You can take your boat into the calm waters and sleep in the gentle rowing of the waves of the seas. Charting your own course to be part of action and adventure by yourself on a bareboat is simply an incredible experience. Alternatively you can select your own crew for your chartered vessel, ocean racer, or tall-ship. You can also get yourself a luxury launch or a premium yacht where you can lay back and experience the tranquility of nature. This is what makes the Whitsundays Australia’s sailing paradise.

Bareboat Tours
The Bareboats are meant to allow tourists enjoy skippering themselves on chartered boats. There are many operators around the Whitsundays which provide flotilla ships for tourists. They also have yachts, catamarans and motor launches of varying sizes for people chartering a bareboat. The best part is that you do not need a license to be able to make the most of the bareboat experience. However, at least one of your crew members must have a sailing experience.

Costs of Sailing Trips

The prices of cruise operators are very affordable. Based on the variety of options available the prices may vary with each operator. For instance, the Cumberland Charter Yachts operators have price ranges from $357 to$1,084. The Sunsail Australia cruise operators offer their cruises ranging from $420 to $1,415. For a slightly higher price, the Whitsundays Escape cruise charter operators offer the best for $550 to $1,600. Also known for their best services and luxurious cruisers the Whitsundays Private Yacht has prices ranging from $480 to $1,700. The Queensland Yacht Charters have prices ranging from $400 to $1,750. The Charter Yacht Australia has a price range of $400 to $1,800. Similarly the Whitsunday Rent A Yacht Charter has affordable packages ranging from $450 to $ 1,890.

Depending on your needs you can charter which ever suits you best

Sailing Tours

  • The Cumberland Charter Yachts
  • The Sunsail Australia
  • The Whitsundays Escape
  • The Whitsunday Private Yacht Charters
  • The Charter Yachts Australia

The yachts and cruises are available for tourists for durations of one night to six nights, so it is up to the tourist to decide on how long they plan on exploring the Whitsundays. Overnight sailing is most definitely a unique experience for anyone. This is the time when you get to spend hours under the star lit skies of Australia, surrounded by natural waters and aquatic life. The adventures and sailing in Whitsundays at night are unique and cannot be compared with other islands on the Antarctic Ocean. You can experience wing diving, enroll for a sailing training with the marine academy, and have tallships adventures.

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Ngaro Sea Trail

Ngaro Sea Trail

The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail is very easy to navigate with private, chartered and commercial boats available, but you can also use a kayak and other vessels you find convenient to use. There are commercial boats you can find on the Shute Harbor and the Airlie Beach. The Bareboats can found on the Hamilton Island, Shute Harbor and Airlie Beach. You can easily find public boat ramps in the area without much trouble. This makes exploring the scenic walk along the Ngaro Sea Trail much fun and convenient for tourists.

Camping along Ngaro Sea Trail
There are a good range of camping locations in the Ngaro Sea Trail where tourists must camp to feel the natural life style of the Ngaro people, with a small fee of $5.30 for camping which you will need to pay. Also before you can camp in the natural park you will need a camping permit. Depending on the number of days and nights you plan on camping the price will be calculated at the rate of $21.30 per night. The family group can comprise of two adults and accompanying children under the age of eighteen. There is no campign fee for children below the age of five, but if schools wish to arrange excursion visits, it costs $2.90 per child.

Before going camping make sure to prepare well because there will be lots of fine white sand and rubble. There will be micro-flush toilets and picnic tables provided in most camping grounds, however, open fires and use of generators is prohibited at the Ngaro Sea Trail camping locations.

The camping locations in the Ngaro Sea Trail include:

  • Sandy Bay, South Molle Island
  • Paddle Bay, South Molle Island
  • Northern Spit, Henning Island
  • Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Peter Bay, Whitsunday Island
  • Dugong Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Curlew Beach, Hook Island

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Whitsundays, Queensland

Whitsundays Islands Tourism

Made from 74 island wonders, the Whitsundays is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, just off the tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Any visit to the Whitsundays is a feast of the senses, surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded white sandy beaches and friendly small towns from which to explore.

The hardest part of any trip to the Whitsundays is choosing how to fit it all in one trip!

We encourage you to explore this incredible diversity from the desk of a sailboat as you cruise through it’s 74 islands. Why not drop anchor for a quick snorkel in it’s emerald blue waters or wake up to a perfect sunrise over the world famous Whitehaven Beach.

If land based activities are more your style why not enjoy the best resorts featuring Coral Sea views in Airlie Beach, yet another Whitsunday wonder.

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