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Sailing Holidays in Queensland's Whitsundays

Australia’s Answer to the Caribbean – Only Better

There are few places on earth to compare with the Whitsundays for sailing. From experienced sailors to those only just discovering the joys of this timeless pursuit, the Whitsundays offer the perfect location to harness the breeze and enjoy this spectacular part of the world under sail.

The islands of the Whitsundays are considered by many to be Australia’s answer to the Caribbean – only better. Every one of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays, plus the Great Barrier Reef and a sizeable chunk of the mainland lie within a 30 nautical mile radius of Hamilton Island.

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Yacht Club Villas

Yacht Club Villa

The luxury Yacht Club Villas boast a superb waterfront position with breathtaking ocean views.

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Windward Pavilion, qualia Resort

qualia

In the Windward Pavilions at qualia luxury accommodation is a private infinity-edge plunge pool, seamlessly blending into picture-postcard Coral Sea views.

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Beach Club Hotel

Beach Club

The Beach Club offers intimate and stylish accommodation in an absolute beachfront location. Perfect for Romantic getaways.

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Coral Sea View Room, Reef View Hotel

Coral Sea View Room

Gazing over the Coral Sea on floors 5 to 18 of the Reef View Hotel, the Coral Sea rooms have the best views on Hamilton Island.

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Great Barrier Reef Adventure Package

Great Barrier Reef Adventure Package

A great way to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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Best of the Whitsundays

Best of the Whitsundays

A great way for you to experience everything the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

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Dine Around Package

Dine Around Package

Guests can enjoy the convenience of having breakfast and dinner included daily in their Hamilton Island accommodation packages.

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Golf and Spa Package

Golf and Spa

The Hamilton Island Golf Club is a Peter Thomson-designed golf course on neighbouring Dent Island.

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Top 4 Sailing Restaurants View all restaurants

Bommie Restaurant

Bommie Restaurant

The home of fine dining on Hamilton Island, Bommie is the signature restaurant at the sparkling Hamilton Island Yacht Club.

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Mariners Restaurant

Reef View Hotel

Where better to sample the famous seafood of the Whitsundays than overlooking the marina on the deck at Mariners.

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coca chu

coca chu

Launched in August 2012, coca chu is Hamilton Island’s new modern South East Asian restaurant.

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Romano's Restaurant

Romano's Restaurant

Romano’s offers modern Australian food prepared with an Italian influence. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and delicious meals prepared with love and flair.

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Adrenalin Rush Sailing

Adrenalin Rush Sailing

Experience sailing on a fast, yet comfortable, 36ft catamaran, the only sailing vessel in Australia licensed to provide the experience of sailing out on the ‘trapeze’.

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Sail and Sunset Cruise with On The Edge

Sail and Sunset

Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a Whitsunday sunset whilst sailing "On the Edge".

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Sunsail Yacht Charters

Sunsail Yacht Charters

Embark on an exciting day (or longer!) of both adventure and relaxation by sailing through the Whitsunday Islands on a Sunsail Yacht Charter.

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Catamaran Hire

Catamaran Hire

Enjoy the calm waters that surround Hamilton Island by cruising on a catamaran. The helpful team at Beach Sports are there to help you.

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World Class Facilities for Sailors and Yachties

The iconic Hamilton Island Yacht Club is a destination for those who appreciate international boating excellence. Inspired by the rich colours of the Coral Sea and the soaring silhouette of full sails, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club is the home of sailing in the Whitsundays.

Hamilton Island offers sailors a base to explore the Whitsunday Islands catering for every type of vessel. There are 205 berths, all well protected in the case of bad weather and with access to first-class marina facilities.

Stay and Sail

An increasingly popular option for sailors wanting to explore the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef is the stay-and-sail option. Fly direct to Hamilton Island from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns and stay for one or two nights before going out on your cruise. Then, when you return, you have the option to stay another couple of nights before flying home.

Sunsail, based on Hamilton Island offers yacht charters 365 days per year. Choose either one of their monohulls or catamarans ranging in size from 32 ft to 50 ft, set your own itinerary (or allow one of their highly experienced skippers to take you to the best areas) and explore the delights of locations such as Whitehaven Beach at your own pace.

Hamilton Island Sailing School

For those with little to no sailing experience, Sunsail on Hamilton Island offers the chance to gain an internationally recognised professional qualification whilst exploring the tropical waters of the Whitsundays. Sailing schools are run every week of the year and depart from Hamilton Island Marina.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island in August for the annual Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia’s favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event’s on-water and off-water carnival. Find out more about Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.

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Golf & Spa in Paradise

Perfect for couples. Stay 4 nights with one round of golf and one massage. From $1532 twin share. Learn more

Romantic Escape Package

Accommodation, twilight sail, romantic dinner at one of 3 restaurants and sparkling wine on arrival. From $1634 twin share Learn more

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