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10 Night Suggested Itinerary Southeast 10 – 15 knots

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Your 10 Night Itinerary

Arrival Day

Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach. Enjoy a relaxing night in port, and organise your food, drinks and snorkelling gear.

Day 1

Macona Inlet offers calm waters for kayaking and some decent fishing.

Day 2

Cateran Bay has a short bushwalk and great snorkelling.

Day 3

Butterfly Bay is good for beginner snorkellers as you can snorkel directly off the beach.

Day 4

Stonehaven has plenty of moorings available to enjoy great sunsets.

Day 5

Nara Inlet is perfect in almost all winds and is popular with other boaties.

Day 6

Hamilton Island offers a place to restock or relax and enjoy the resort amenities.

Day 7

Explore Whitehaven Beach or stretch your legs along 7km of pure white silica sand.

Day 8

Tongue Bay, follow the marine park track to Hill Inlet and see Whitehaven Beach from a different view.

Day 9

Cid Harbour is a popular calm anchorage. A choice of easy or challenging bush walks start here and there are a few beaches too.

Day 10

Bauer Bay you can explore the beach or take on one of the many bush walks that cover the island.

Hidden Gems

Pinnacle Bay is a great spot to visit and usually you will have the whole bay to yourself.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Macona Inlet

Macona Inlet on Hook Island provides good protection from most wind directions allowing for a safe calm first night out.
There is good fishing from the boat or dinghy and three beaches are accessible at low tide to explore.

Day 2 – Dumbell Island to Cateran Bay

Pick up a mooring at Dumbell Island for a snorkel if you have time before heading to Cateran Bay  for the night which has moorings and good snorkelling. The beach is accessible at mid or high tide. Take the short bush walk up to ridge for great views.

Day 3 – North End Hook Island

There is great snorkelling at all the bays on the north side of Hook Island with free moorings available.
Butterfly Bay – go ashore and take your camera to snap some pics of the butterflies (they really do exist most months).
Pinnacle Bay – there are great views from the lighthouse (a bit of a climb as there is no formal path).

Day 4 – Blue Pearl Bay to Stonehaven

Head to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island for the day for some snorkelling or a bush walk. You can take great photos of the views from the track that leads up the hill from the south end of the beach or hop in for a swim and snorkel with the resident Maori Wrasse.
Take care navigating into Stonehaven on Hook Island. There are plenty of moorings available to relax and enjoy a great sunset.

Day 5 – Langford Island to Nara Inlet

Day stop at Langford Island where there are moorings available with great snorkelling and a lovely beach to explore. If the tides are right explore the tidal pools on top of the reef, but take care not to damage the coral.
After lunch head to Nara Inlet on Hook Island, a protected calm anchorage with a short bush walk to the Aboriginal caves.

Day 6 – Hamilton Island

At Hamilton Island you can top up with water, drop off your garbage and restock. You can use the resort facilities for the day, do some activities, have a drink at the swim-up pool bar and enjoy a restaurant meal
You may anchor at Beach 25 for the night if you do not want to stay in the marina.

Day 7 – Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is world-renowned for its soft white silica sand that stretches over 7km long. There is a good snorkelling spot at the southern end and a good marine park track to Chance Bay for any energetic crew.

Day 8 – Tongue Bay

Tongue Bay on Whitsunday Island has a marine park track to Hill Inlet and an unmissable viewing platform overlooking Whitehaven Beach and its amazing swirling sands. Plan your walk though as access to the beach is only available at mid to high tide.

Day 9 – Cid Harbour

Cid Harbour on the western side of Whitsunday Island is protected and calm. It has a seasonal waterfall, marine park tracks between beaches, and a big hike up to Whitsunday Peak for a workout with a view.

Day 10 – Bauer Bay

Anchor up in Bauer Bay on South Molle Island which is a lovely north-facing beach. The resort is currently closed but there are good bushwalks all over the island and decent snorkelling on the fringing reefs.