Boating & Sailing

Queensland can be an overachiever when it comes to boating, showing off with favourable conditions, plenty of fish biting, and World Heritage-hugging waterways. Whether you travel by yacht, houseboat, cruiser or tall ship, there’s a boatload of offshore spots to explore.

  • Hire a bareboat in the Whitsunday islands where you’re the skipper and your family and friends are the crew - you choose your destinations and anchorages every day!  
  • Float along the Great Sandy Strait on a houseboat with all the luxuries of the family home.
  • Jump in a tinnie and putt peacefully along Caloundra’s Pumicestone Passage, fishing rod in hand.
  • Charter a yacht to explore the Gold CoastSunshine CoastSouthern Great Barrier Reef or Whitsundays.
  • Dose up on romance and relaxation in Tropical North Queensland and join a luxury cruise bound for the Great Barrier Reef. 
  • Hop on a jet boat and make a splash on the Gold Coast if you’re feeling the need for speed.
  • Cruise along World Heritage listed Fraser Island, spot dolphins in Tin Can Bay, or cast a line along the Noosa River.
  • Head north for a once-in-a-lifetime group trip in the Whitsundays - whether you’re a keen sailor, or just eager to feel wind in your hair (or champagne in your hand)!

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Zach Mach Mackay Adventure Challenge

Pinnacle, Mackay Area
9 May 2020
A fun, action packed adventure for the whole family based in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Mountain Bike the great divide, kayak with Barra on Teemburra Dam, run with butterflies in the rainforest near Cattle Creek and road ride past historic cane farms.

GeoQuest Adventure Race

7 – 10 June 2020
GeoQuest 48 hour is the ultimate test of your physical and mental limits. There is no question, the race is tough and it is real adventure. Your body will be totally exhausted, your brain will be begging you to stop and you’ll have had little or no sleep for 48 hours.

Brisbane to Sunshine Coast yacht race (B2SC)

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
17 July 2020
The inaugural Brisbane to Sunshine Coast yacht race (B2SC 2020) on 17 July will be an exciting race from Moreton Bay (Shorncliffe) to Tangalooma and then via Caloundra, close to the Kawana shore, to Mooloolaba.

Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta also known as SCOR

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
18 – 19 July 2020
The Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR 2020) on the weekend of 18 and 19 July will be the highlight event for yacht racing in southeast Queensland in 2020. The regatta, conducted by the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club, is designed to showcase the beautiful coastal yachting environment and marina facilities available on the Sunshine Coast.

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
6 – 13 August 2020
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is located in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Central Region of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is also the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and fast becoming known as one of the World’s premier sailing destinations.

Hamilton Island Race Week

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$275 - 275
15 – 22 August 2020
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.
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Hamilton Island Marina