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Adventure Cruise Dive and Sail – Southern Cross Sailing

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Adventure Cruise Dive and Sail - Southern Cross Sailing Adventures specialise in overnight sailing holidays. Sail and dive the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on one of their fully crewed sailing holidays. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, taking a guided island bush walk with one of their eco certified tours or simply relax on the beach. The fleet offers a choice of Adventure Sailing holidays for the 18 to 35's with daily departures, Tall Ship and Deluxe Cruises, which operate in three and four star markets and offer tours for families to couples of all ages.

With the purpose built diving vessel Tornado Dive, they can offer rendezvous diving for all of their boats with introductory diving and certified diving available. If you don't want to dive there is plenty of snorkelling, sailing, beaches to explore and walking tracks to walk.

Activities

  • Bushwalking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swim with Fish

Other Information

Children:

Children are welcome on the Tall Ship Solway Lass on the proviso that the children do not disturb other guests. The confinement of a boat can echo noise and parents must be advised that the comfort of all guests is important. Children are not allowed to run around the ship unsupervised. The parents must provide a suitable life-vest that is to be worn while the child is on deck. From previous experience, parents with children have thoroughly enjoyed their tour and the children are in awe of the surrounds. Plus the crew let the children become involved with helping to pull ropes and the like which the children enjoy.

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Conway National Park

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Conway National Park is a peaceful coastal park with rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday area. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland. Hoop pines grow on coastal ridges and in damp gullies, emerging above the rainforest canopy. Rugged, steep, rocky cliffs provide a spectacular 35 kilometre-long backdrop to the Whitsunday Passage and islands. Walk or boat into secluded Swamp Bay bush camping area beside a secluded pebbly beach overlooking Daydream Island. Enjoy a wide range of bushwalking opportunities that start from the Conway National Park day-use area and Mount Rooper and Coral Beach car parks. The Conway Circuit for walkers and mountain bike riders also winds through the park. From Mount Rooper lookout, take in superb views over the islands: Hamilton, Dent, Long and Henning. The view from the ridge above secluded Coral Beach is worth the effort of reaching there. Enjoy birdwatching along the tracks then relax over a picnic in the day-use area on Shute Harbour Road.

Molle Islands National Park

South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Molle Islands National Park covers a picturesque cluster of islands in the heart of the Whitsundays with white sandy beaches and pockets of rainforest, encircled by the aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The islands provide a wildlife refuge and are popular with nature lovers. South Molle is the largest, offering walking tracks with stunning views. Snorkel at Sandy Bay. Sail around the islands. Bush camp on some islands. Camping bookings are essential. It is recommended to book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. At low tide walk between South and Mid Molle islands. In late spring, witness an underwater snowstorm - the annual spawning of coral. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

The Hangover Dive Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Hangover, located off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, is a wall dive with exciting terrain to be negotiated by the diver. Larger marine life such as Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Cod and Mackeral to be found in this pelagic area. No previous history of this site, so surface and tell them what you saw!

Drop Zone Dive Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Drop Zone, off Airlie Beach located on the Great Barrier Reef is a drift dive with attitude! Drop into this dive and let the current do its thing. Featuring soft corals, whip corals, staghorn forests and resident turtles. As with all strong currents, keep your eyes peeled for pelagic activity.

Boathaven Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
It's not every day that a town gets a new beach, but Airlie Beach is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Boathaven Beach! Part of the new Port of Airlie development, Boathaven Beach is situated on the new peninsula known as The Beacons, and boasts 60,000 cubic metres of soft, white sand, a northerly aspect and is the area's first true all-tide beach. Visitors and locals alike are loving Boathaven Beach already. Enjoy a day of swimming, sunbathing and lap up the views out the Coral Sea and islands beyond, before popping over to the adjacent marina and shops for a bite to eat or an ice cream along the main street.

Cannonvale Beach

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Situated just three kilometres to the west of Airlie Beach, on a north facing stretch of sand, is Cannonvale Beach. With a stinger net for safe swimming in the summer months, a children's playground, and a delightful cafe on the foreshore, Cannonvale Beach is a favourite spot for families to play. The Botanic Gardens are taking shape along the foreshore and are set to grow and develop over the coming years. The wreck of the Whitsunday Magic is a photographers favourite, making for some spectacular sunset photos.

Jubilee Pocket

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
Tucked away in the hills of the Whitsunday mainland, Jubilee Pocket is just two minutes drive from the tourist haven of Airlie Beach on the road to Shute Harbour. Jubilee Pocket’s relaxed ambience and proximity to the tropical, seaside town of Airlie Beach has made it popular in recent years with sea-changers. A short drive through the area and it’s not hard to see why. The township is nestled amongst rainforest and picturesque countryside. Nature walks, jet-ski hire and other water activities are close at hand. The warm, tropical climate at Jubilee Pocket means that winters are very mild and water activities occur all year round. Two minutes drive west will find you amidst the hustle and bustle of popular Airlie Beach. With its wide range of restaurants and bars, vibrant nightlife, tourist services and boutique shopping, Airlie Beach is a hive of energy set in a tropical paradise.

Cannonvale Beach

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
Cannonvale Beach is situated directly next to Airlie Beach in the heart of the Whitsunday Coast. Following the coastline, much of the accommodation in Cannonvale either has water views, is situated right on the beachfront, or is a short stroll away from the beach. The beach is sandy and has a stinger net in the warmer months. With some of the biggest tide changes on the east coast of Australia, at low tide Cannonvale Beach is a beachcombers paradise, with interesting rock formations at the western end of the beach. Walkers will enjoy Cannonvale Beach as the new Botanic Gardens are situated alongside the beach, and it forms the end to the beautiful Bicentennial Walkway and Boardwalk. Kids will enjoy the playground facilities at the beach, in the park beside the school and at the skate park along the foreshore, opposite the state school. There are free public barbecues and covered picnic facilities along the beachfront.

Conway Beach

Conway Beach, Whitsunday Area
Conway Beach is located on the southern Whitsunday Coast, approximately 30 minutes drive from Airlie Beach and Proserpine. A small hamlet, along with Wilsons Beach, Conway Beach is a popular spot for fishing and wind-powered sports such as kite surfing and land kiting. The two kilometre sandy stretch of Conway Beach is situated at the mouth of the Proserpine River, an excellent location for fishing and crabbing. Mudcrabs, barramundi and prawns are common catches in the Conway Beach area, as are king and blue salmon, grunter, whiting, flathead and bream.

Daydream Island

Daydream Island, Whitsunday Area
Daydream Island is the closest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays to the mainland shore at Airlie Beach. Daydream is extremely popular due to its natural beauty and variety of water activities available. With modern, contemporary rooms, several dining options, a wedding chapel, an award-winning day spa, kids club and loads of facilities to keep the whole family amused. Snorkel directly off the beach to the fringing reef at Lovers' Cove or go sea kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing with the watersports team at the resort. There are also several walking tracks on the island for you to explore. The central and highest point of the island is a small but dense jungle of tropical vegetation inhabited by parrots and tiny sunbirds. Daydream Island Resort occupies the majority of the island and offers many activities and impressive facilities including an excellent mini-golf course where you can "play your way around Australia" in 19 holes, and the Living Reef Lagoon, where you can experience the Great Barrier Reef without even getting your feet wet, if you don't want to. Handle a baby shark, pat a stingray and feed the barramundi in the large outdoor aquarium, guided by Marine Biologists.
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