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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Remote Fraser Island Tour - Tasman Venture

Multiple Locations
Be one of the few to see the untouched and unique side of this stunning island. This is no ordinary Fraser Island holiday tour; get away from the crowds and chaos, forget the rigid time tables or rushing from place to place.

Tangalooma Island Resort Day Cruises

Multiple Locations
At just over an hour by catamaran from Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is the most unique day trip destination from Brisbane. Whether you're looking for an action-packed day out, or something a little more relaxing, Tangalooma has something to offer everyone.

Boondall Wetlands Reserve

Boondall, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Boondall Wetlands lies on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee Beach, Boondall and Shorncliffe and includes more than 1,000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands.

Bass to Barra Trail - A fishy drive

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Fishing enthusiasts are going to love this driving adventure which stretches over 9 days and covers almost 1,000 kilometres around Gladstone and nearby regions. The trail tracks through the South Burnett at Lake Barambah (Bjelke-Peterson Dam) just south of Murgon, then west to Lake Boondooma.

Indarri Falls, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park

Lawn Hill, Burke Area
Indarri Falls, in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, is a scenic waterfall that separates the upper and middle gorges in Lawn Hill Gorge. Indarri Falls can be accessed by the 3.8 kilometre Indarri Falls walking track, one of two walking tracks that explore the western side of the camping area.

Straddie Kingfisher Tours

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Straddie Kingfisher Tours began over 17 years ago because Dave and his wife Margaret have such a passion for the Island. They just wanted to show this Island Paradise to the world in an Eco friendly, informative and sustainable way.

Edward Lloyd Park, Marian

Marian, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Named for the Clerk (1921 to 1954) of the former Mirani Shire, Edward Lloyd, who was instrumental in preserving and maintaining parkland in the Shire, the park has recently had a major make-over by Mackay Regional Council.

Tourist Drive- Cooloola Coast Fraser Island

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The Cooloola Coast Fraser Island Tourist Drive will take you on a journey from one aquatic playground to another through the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere and a unique eco coastal system known as the Great Sandy Straits.

Maaroom Picnic Ground

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Free Entry
Maaroom is a small, friendly peaceful fishing village on the waterfront of the Great Sandy Strait looking over to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Situated just 20 kilometres south of Maryborough, (off the Cooloola Coast Highway), and 50 kilometres from Hervey Bay.

Mackay Marina Village and Shipyard

Mackay, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Mackay's magnificent world-class Marina Village has a tropical ambience, with leafy palms lining the waterfront esplanade and a view beyond to luxury yachts, sailing boats, blue skies and tropical islands.
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Hamilton Island Marina