Destination: Queensland Australia

The Ultimate Queensland Charter Experience

Over 8 billion people travel to Australia each year, yet Australian’s rarely take the opportunity to explore the wonders of their home country. This is your year to be the storyteller of Australian tourism, not the listener. Take the time to charter an Ahoy Club yacht around the Great Barrier Reef, go whale-watching in North Queensland, take a dip in the freshwater lakes and creeks on Fraser Island. We have three detail itineraries and a team of experienced yacht owners and charters to guide you through the process. It’s time to plan your next big adventure but this time it’s at home.

Journey Overview: North Queensland

Best time to visit: April – September

Weather: 25 30C

Ideal for: Action and adventure / Relax and unwind

Recommended length of stay: 7 – 10 days

Located in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns offers the perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest. This yacht charter hot spot is perfect if you love to dive, enjoy fishing,whale watching or walks in nature.

Cairns

Cairns is a gateway to The Great Barrier Reefandagreat place to base yourself near forfishing,snorkelling and divingatmany of the different reefs.Here youcan enjoy spectacular views of the world heritage rainforest and mountains.

Magnetic Island

A popularspotfor walking in nature as the Magnetic Island National Parkcovers more than half the island and has over 20 kilometres of walking tracks.

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Palm Island

Great Palm Island is also known as Palm Island or, by the Aboriginal name,Bwgcolman. Palm Island is one of Australia’s most visually stunning locations and consists of small bays, sandy beaches and forested mountains.

VlasoffReef

Located on the outer reef of the Great Barrier Reef, Vlasoff Reef is a picturesque sand bar. A great spot for diving and snorkelling or enjoy a scenicheli-tour over the white sandy cay.

Daintree Rainforest

Dont miss out on the Daintree Rainforest, the worlds oldest rainforest that is home to more than 12,000 species. This tropical ecosystem is one of the most complex on earth with its plant diversity and structural complexity. A visit to the Daintree Rainforest guarantees a sighting of unique Australian wildlife, whether its colourful birds and insects, reptiles or mammals or the famous Cassowary.

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Opal Reef

Opal Reef is found on the Outer Great Barrier Reefand its clear water makes it great for snorkelling.

Lizard Island

Kate Hudson once described thisas the most romantic place on earth and she isnt lying. This spectacularisland has24 white sand beaches, making it an idyllic spot for a picnicprepared by your personal chef.

A trip to NorthQueensland is guaranteed to offer an array of activitieson land and sea, breathtakingscenery and wonderful marine life.Sit on the deck with a sundowner cocktail and attempt to spot a Humpback whale or watch the sun drop into the ocean after another great day at sea.

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Journey Overview: The Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

Best time to visit: July – September

Weather: 25 30C

Ideal for: Action and adventure / Relax and unwind

Recommended length of stay: 7 – 10 days

Wiggle your toes into the white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, take a scenic flight over Heart Reef or enjoy one of the many walking and hiking trails that the 74 Whitsunday Islands have to offer. This is the ultimate 10-day yacht charter experience where you get to visit pristine beaches islands only accessible by yacht.

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays.By day you can enjoy a helicopter ride over the Whitsundays, including the famous Heart Reef.By night, you can sip cocktails at One Tree Hill and watch the sunset over the islands.

Neck Bay

The Whitsundays are full of stunning secluded beaches where you can relax in peace. Neck Bay is one such hideaway off the coast of Shaw Island known for its great fishing, swimming, beach walks and bird watching.

Long Island

Stretch your body and refresh your mind with a pleasant bush walk. Round Hill Circuit is a 1.5km track located on Long Island. It only takes 30 minutes to complete, so get out and about in the morning before an afternoon of snorkelling amongst the bright coral.

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Hook Island

The clear still waters around Hook Island are ideal for kayaking with an abundance of wildlife in the area from June-September. Anothermust-seeon this stop is Nara Inlet; a cave area which is home to a cultural site of theNgaropeople, the traditional owners of the land.

Stonehaven Bay

Every superyacht has its own unique water toys to play with and the open waters of Stonehaven Bay are just right for giving them a spin. Try just one or try them all; theres no one to stop you in these secluded waters.You will remember this stop for sunsets andwater toys.

Hayman Island

The super clear waters of Blue Pearl Bay make it one of the most visible snorkelling spots, outside of the open ocean.All this splashing around will make you hungry. Return to your yacht for a delicious spread or enjoy a freshly prepared picnicon the beach.

Mantra Ray Bay

Manta Ray Bay is by far one of the best diving spots in the Whitsundays even for beginners. Its underwater valleys, caves and swim-throughs are able to be explored up to 25 metres below. Keep your eyes peeled for two underwater sculptures, both featuring manta ray, the namesake of the bay

Bait Reef Lagoon

Youve done plenty of snorkelling and diving so far, but the best is yet to come with a visit to the open oceans. Youll find the most vibrant coral and abundant wildlife like fish, turtles and large manta rays further away from shore

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Whitehaven Beach

Voted one of the best beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach is home to 98 per cent pure white silica, which gives it a brilliant luminescent colour and an almost powdery texture. The beach stretches for seven kilometres and from the top of Hill Inlet, you will get that panoramic shot of the turquoise swirls.

Hamilton Island

From a day on the golf course to spa treatments or sunbathing onCatseyeBeach; one last afternoon of leisure is easy to come by on Hamilton Island.

It will be hard to believe that your charter in the Whitsundays will have come to an end, but at Ahoy Club we believe that once one holiday has ended, one must immediately start planning the next. Keep reading to explore Fraser Island, Moreton Island and Noosa.

Journey Overview: Brisbane to Fraser Island, Queensland

Best time to visit: April – September

Weather: 25 30C

Ideal for: Action and adventure / Relax and unwind

Recommended length of stay: 7 – 10 days

Brisbane

Queenslandscapital city oozes with culture and fine dining options. Stroll along the South Bank and submerge yourself intheculture at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre(QPAC), Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Moreton Island

Moreton Island isalarge sand island just off the coast of Brisbane,perfect for snorkellingaround the Curtin Reef and theTangaloonaWrecks, both manmade and close to shore. Or if you fancy an adrenaline boost, tryyour luck atSand Tobogganing.

Noosa

A popular beachsideholidaydestinationlocated onthe Sunshine Coast, Noosa is surrounded by stunning beaches and national parks.There is something for everyone in Noosa, from one-off designer boutiquestofine dining restaurants. In Noosa,you canexperience a once in a lifetime opportunityofswimmingwiththeHumpbackwhales orsimplyrelax onone of the manybeautiful beaches and watchthe world go by.

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Fraser Island

TheButchullapeople have always called the islandKgari, and once you visit you will understand why;Kgarismeans paradise.Rich with aboriginal history, white sandy beaches, dingos, eucalyptus forests, and natural swimming holes, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and a trueto its originalname.

Key highlightsincludeoff-roading in a 4WD across 75 Mile Beach,swimmingfreshwater lakes such as Lake Mackenzie, visit the islandssacred lake of LakeWabby,float down the freshwater Eli Creek,spot turtles, sharks and whalesfrom Indian Headand visit theMahenoShipwreck, where the rustic skeletal remains of a WWI hospital ship on 75 Mile Beach. For a sand island, there is so much to see and do.

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Did you realise there were so many activities awaiting you and your guests in Queensland? We haven’t even touched all the activities available to you on your luxury yacht! Speak to one of our experts to start planning a charter holiday with Ahoy Club, we have over 100 luxury yachts in Australia awaiting you.