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Whitsunday Sailing

The Whitsundays as we Aussies call it, is a gorgeous island archipelago of 74 treasures right in the heart of our beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Each one a gem with its unique natural gifts to feast your eyes (and belly) on and explore. Lots of islands means lots of bays to explore too as you swim, dive and snorkel with the turtles during the day and take refuge in and sleep under the warm starry sky at night.

It makes for a most magical Sailing destination and holiday. An unforgettable experience if you are lucky enough to see Humpback whales as they migrate north for the warmth.

Fiona Harper writes for us often here at Sequins and Sand, is a local Cairns travel journalist and knows this area like the back of her hand. She's written a fabulous article about how to 'set sail' on your Whitsunday adventure. If you've never done it before, it's a must read for tips on what boat to hire, where to go and what to do.

She reckons the best time of the year is between April and November – making the Whitsundays a perfect winter getaway. And the best places to drop anchor are...

Let's go!

Anita & The Girls
@ Sequins and Sand

Tips from other Holiday Girls


Mum of 4 who loves sailing with her family

I went to: Airlie Beach & the Whitsunday Islands
Best thing I did: Was definitely visiting Nara Inlet, on Hook Island, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen!
Glad I packed my: Sunshirt and a big hat!
Best place to eat: Shipwrecked Seafood Restaurant at Airlie Beach.


Gold Coast
Swim & resort wear entrepreneur, beach lover & Mum

I went to: The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island
Best thing I did: Anchor in Butterfly Bay near Hook Island; it was amazing!
Glad I packed my: Red bandeau, good sunscreen & hat
Best place to eat: On board cooking what we caught & the Fish & Chip takeaway on Hamilton Is when we docked.

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