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Christmas Sailing Adventures in Australia

Christmas is just around the corner, which thankfully means more time to spend on, in and around water. This week, we’re looking at the best spots to take your boat over the Christmas holidays.

Couple on Yacht

  1. The Great Sandy Strait

The Great Sandy Strait separates Fraser Island (a World Heritage Site) from the Eastern coast mainland. Although the water is breathtaking, the diverse flora and fauna really is incredible too. You’ll see mangroves, sand banks, ancient forests and if you’re lucky, wild brumbies on the coastline.

  1. Geographe Bay

If you’re on the West side of Australia, then you’re probably well acquainted with Geographe Bay. This spot is known for its tranquil, crystal blue waters and friendly sailing community. The Geographe Bay Yacht Club runs Twilight Sailing on Thursday evenings from 6pm. Phone 9752 2522 or check their website to find out about this free event.

  1. Bay of Fires

Tasmania has more boats per capita than any other state, which is probably because of the amazing sailing locations on offer. Yes, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (close to Hobart) is a clear favourite with many boaties. But we’re going to champion the Bay of Fires, which is situated across the East Coast amongst charming coastal towns and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy!

No boat? No worries.

If you haven’t taken the plunge into boat ownership, but still love to hit the water, consider a crewed sailing adventure with a company like Whitsundays Sailing Adventures. These guys have an impressive average of 4.5 stars over nearly 300 reviews.

Over Christmas, the Queensland crew offers special adventures, including sunrise dives on Christmas Day, kayaking and great food, cooked on board.

If you have a secret (or not so secret) spot you’d like to share with our marine community, head to our Facebook page and leave a comment!

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