Travellers planning to visit Australia are concerned with the current state of the country and may be debating cancelling or postponing their East Coast travel plans. As locals on the ground on the East Coast, we’ve got updated information regarding which places you are still able to visit, well out of reach of the areas affected by fires.
Good news for those working while on holiday in Australia – eligible travellers will now be able to apply for a third Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa to extend their stay for another year! Earlier this year, the Australian Government announced major changes to their Working Holiday Maker Program with the addition of a third WHM visa and an increase in the age limit for applicants.
Most people can’t imagine anything more idyllic than sailing on a beautiful boat in the Whitsundays with a glass of champagne in hand while the sun sets… But what if we told you you could be enjoying the tour from an on-deck spa? Here are all the boats in the Whitsundays with on-deck spas, to make your Whitsundays tour even more magical!
The better question is how long do you have? You can do the East Coast over the course of a lifetime, or, if done in smaller trips, can take as little as 2 weeks. How long your East Coast adventure takes is totally up to you, your budget and how long you spend savouring each moment and destination.
Depending on where you want to start and end you can adjust your itinerary and take as much time to explore as needed.
There are many places to snorkel in the Whitsundays, with more and more reefs being discovered daily by tour operators and individuals who want to find new places to explore the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park! Here is a brief list of some of the places to snorkel and scuba dive in the Whitsundays on the Inner and Outer reefs: Bird Island, Black Island (Bali Hai), Border Island, Haslewood Island - Waite Bay, Hayman Island - Blue Pearl Bay, Dolphin Point,East Reef, Hook Island - Alcyonaria Point, Butterfly Bay, Peter Bay, Bait Reef - Paradise Lagoon, Manta Ray Drop-off, Stepping Stones, Southern Face, Fairey Reef - Henry's Bommie, Little Fairey Inlet, the Shoals, Tina's Arm, Hardy Reef - Cruise Whitsundays' Reefworld, The Canyons, Shark Alley, Hardy Reef South, Line Reef or Sinker Reef.
As a tourist mecca, the Whitsundays are home to over 100 day and overnight trips, so it can be somewhat overwhelming researching a tour suitable for you. To assist, Sailing-Whitsundays has categorised the trips to make it easier to navigate, including backpackers trips, family trips, couples and honeymoon trips, fun activities, private charters and diving boats.
Sailing Whitsundays is here to help you plan the holiday of your dreams, where you can explore and relax and enjoy the beauty that Australia has to offer. We try our best to give you the best price possible in order to help you enjoy your holiday a little more and ensure you’re getting the best for your money. That’s where price matching comes in.