Meander at your leisure between internationally renowned resorts one day and deserted islands the next. With 74 islands to discover – and only eight inhabited – a skipper-yourself holiday to Australia’s Whitsunday islands promises the getaway of a lifetime.The Whitsunday Islands are among the best sailing destinations in the world. Nestled between the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and the coastline in the balmy waters of the Coral Sea, here the weather is perfect one day and even better the next. Sailing suits sailors of all experience levels.
Consistently rated as a top destination, the Whitsundays region is a nautical playground offering unbeatable sailing, thrilling whale-watching in winter, gentle beachcombing, energetic water sports and endless chances to explore nature. There are two spots from which to start your skipper-yourself holiday – tranquil and private Shute Harbour or exclusive Hamilton Island. Snorkelling and diving sites abound, bush walking offers unfolding panoramas and iconic Australian flora and fauna, the region is an angler’s paradise and dozens of beaches await.