If you thought sailing was just for the rich, the famous or wearers of deck shoes, then think again. It’s accessible, affordable and a pretty special way to explore the state’s offshore havens.
Whether you’re a keen sailor, or just eager to feel wind in your hair (or champagne in your hand) as you sail into the sunset, there’s an adventure to suit.
Charter a yacht (skipper optional) to explore the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Southern Great Barrier Reef and north to Magnetic Island, take a lesson, go to sea for the day on a tallship, or fill your sails at Queensland’s sailing mecca – the Whitsundays.
Yachties flock to this tropical hot spot to enjoy the calm conditions, warm weather and, well, the scenery’s not bad either. And even if you’ll never be a salty sea dog, you can get amongst the action of the annual Hamilton Island Race Week.