Coolest Day Trips for Sailors in Australia

Jonah Andersson November 9, 2015
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Sailing in Australia

Coolest Day Trips for Sailors in Australia

Australia has so many amazing places that are perfect for sailing, so it is really hard to go wrong when it comes to picking the place to go and enjoy your favorite hobby. However, if you have only one day and you really want to make the most of it, here is the list of the best places in Australia for one day sailing trips.

Sailing in Australia - Day trips for sailors
Image Credit: Flickr – Neil Howard

Darling Harbor

If you are visiting Sydney, the best way to start your sailing experience is by going to this amazing Sydney harbor. This place is always lively and there is always something that will lure you out of your boat. At times, those will be the amazing smells of local barbeques and at times, those will be the inviting greens of grass for you to sit on and observe the swarming surroundings. Even if it is the middle of the night, there is always something happening in the amazing Darling Harbor.

Darling Harbor in Sydney
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If you take a bit longer trip, the next station should definitely be one of the amazing islands in the system of the Whitsundays. This is the place of Ngaro people and you will be amazed by the lovely nature and the awesome reefs and snorkeling spots that will easily take the entire afternoon, or even a day from you. Not to mention the lovely white sand beaches with lush greenery that lend themselves to a whole day of exploring and admiration. You will tempted to stay here for a week, get a nice boat detailing and only then set off to see the new places.

Great Barrier Reef
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Great Barrier Reef

It’s majesty the Great Barrier Reef is already very well known to all the sailors, those more or less experienced. You cannot go wrong when choosing a part of Great Barrier Reef to spend your time there. When the tide is low, you can even walk on some of the parts of the reef. However, the underwater world of this place is absolutely magical. Don’t forget to bring your snorkeling equipment with you and enjoy the world below your deck.

Cairns in Australia
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While you are visiting the Great Barrier Reef, it is your chance to save a day for Cairns as well. Cairns has it all – it will do everything to lure you out on the land because it has amazing spas, hiking mountain trails, lovely beaches and secluded places that you’ll enjoy.

Cairns  Sailors Trip in Australia
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Thursday Island

While you are heading North, it is obvious that you need to reach that lovely Thursday Island and check out this border with Papua New Guinea. It gets really windy here, so anchoring will be the only way to dock. If it is impossible, you will have more luck at Horn Island. However, this should not put you off as this is one adventure that you really must take if you want to be able to say that you have sailed the Australia.

Thursday Island Australia Sailors Trips in Australia
Image Credit: Flickr – Neil Howard

Any day at the sea is a cool day. Therefore, when it comes to Australia, every day can be fun for a sailor. Start in Sydney and go all the way to the North and enjoy every minute of it.

Author Bio

Kate Flannery is a lifestyle blogger, lit major, and globetrotter from Perth. Western Australia is home, but Sydney has always been a friend she could stay at and have a great time. In her free time, she lounges on her keel and visits farmer’s markets.

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