There are only two places you can see the ocean when travelling from Brisbane to Townsville and Bowen is one of them. The next weekend we went back down to Wunjunga Beach just two hours south of Townsville. Airlie Beach is the perfect place before whitsundays day tour and after your tour with most tour companies holding a boat party at one of the local bars after your Whitsundays Backpacker Tour. The crew of any tour can make or break your experience so I was stoked when our Tongarra crew Steve and Chris turned out to be total legends. Included in this Whitsundays day tour is a calm-water river cruise along the Proserpine River sighting crocodiles and other wildlife, an open-air wagon tour through wetlands, a crocodile and native animal show and a mud crab capture and display! The Hatchling house where the crocodiles were being kept. B&B's Whitsunday Moorings has always been my favorite with Airlie Waterfront B&B being top notch and good value at Myaura and Island Views B&B.
The hard way to the top makes the view at the top most rewarding. As you head to one of the northern islands of the Whitsunday Islands you will cross Whitsunday Passage and pass the Mole group of islands before arriving at Hook or Hayman Island. Guests will get to visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and remarkable reefs for an unforgettable snorkelling experience. Overnight guests also get an alfresco dinner including wine, full breakfast, buffet lunches, sunset beverages, and two scuba dives or a guided snorkeling safari. All fishing adventures come with expert fishing guides to get you landing the “Big ones! The waters around Hinchinbrook Island are just as mesmerising, abundant with a diverse range of marine life. The largest of Australia's island national parks at Hinchinbrook Island is up for grabs or strut along Mission Beach with its breathtaking scenery. Visit Whitehaven Beach and snorkel this beautiful part of the world. And the best thing is, it’s a world of natural wonders where kids are more than welcomed. Ok this is where the choice thing comes into play.
Lunch at Whitehaven is what WINNING at life looks like! Discover the vibrant and gorgeous marine life under the sea at Whitehaven Beach and surrounds. There were various games breaking out all along the beach with laughs and cheers bouncing off the sand. The sun shone as we zoomed out to remote spots and snorkelled in the clean crystal waters. The Resort offers a free buggy so post grabbing a seafood lunch we ventured out in our very own vehicle to explore the island. Armed with a schedule for the day and my lunch ticket I was ready to board the luxurious vessel, Sea Quest. Thinking that we would cool down from the 35degrees heat we where in for a big shock as he was driving around at 60mph straight into waves drenching us like drowned rats! If you have a particular accommodation house in mind that you'd like my opinion on, sweet, let me know. So, what could have stopped me in doing so? There are many commercial charter boats available, from cruisers, yachts and catamarans, or you can hire a boat or arrange a private charter complete with a captain and full crew and have more control over your journey.
Even without knowing the statistics, at one glance any one can see this beast is one of those dangerous creatures you don’t mess with. Grab a bite to eat and a cup of coffee at one of the local stalls and peruse through crafts, clothing and more during this leisurely weekend activity. The Tiger Moth planes only sit one person so if you’re travelling with friends or family, a fixed wing scenic flight or helicopter trip is more suitable if you all want to fly at once. As you cruise through the islands take in the spectacular natural landscapes surrounding you and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sun rising and setting over the still ocean. Halfway back to the mainland we had to do a boat to boat transfer whilst bobbing on the ocean. Check in 8am for an 8:45am departure, returns at 3:30pm. Courtesy coach local pick ups from 7.45am - 8:30am. Not recommended for pregnant women, the elderly or participants with bad back problems. Indigenous Australians are distinguished as either Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders, who currently together make up about 2.7% of Australia's population. For a totally indulgent holiday, why not enjoy a luxury sailing holiday and charter a fully crewed yacht or cruiser and leave all the work up to the captain and crew who are familiar with these waters.
Various classes of racing range from cruising division (despite the name some crews in this division are very competitive!) to IRC divisions for the yachting professionals. Sandwiches, snacks and a range of soft drinks, beers, wines and mixers are available for purchase onboard. Snorkelling locations may consist of the following island reefs: Langford Reef, Blue Pearl Bay, Mantaray Bay, Luncheon Bay, Butterfly Bay or Border Island. Hamilton Island is visited occasionally by cruises. This is also Backpacker Central and playground for the rich and poor alike. Me too. I would rather clean a toilet in the public than wrestling or feeding the crocs, lol. Gladstone is a modern city and offers a wide variety of restaurants and eateries to suit all tastes. It’s a very different experience seeing everything first hand in the water then seeing it from the air. First up, test your skill on the Palm Valley Go Kart racetrack. Whats Included: Lunch, morning tea, snorkelling equipment, towels, afternoon tea.