The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 islands off the shores of Airlie Beach, in Queensland, Australia. It was named in 1770 by James Cook, a famous British explorer; and since then has become a paradise for travellers and sailors alike. The Whitsunday Islands are a gateway for crystal white beaches and the Great Barrier Reef. Most likely, you will begin your sailing adventure in Airlie Beach. Known as a backpacker mecca, Airlie Beach it is a great place to party, especially with sunny weather all year round. As you walk down any street in Airlie Beach, you will find numerous travel companies and hostels that will help you book your sailing trip. These range from day trips to multi-day excursions, and sailing adventures ...
One of the most amazing experiences during a journey across the east coast of Australia—is going to Fraser Island. It is a World Heritage site 120 km long and 24 km wide, making it the largest sand island in the world. Its name comes from Eliza Fraser and her husband, Captain James Fraser, who were shipwrecked on the Island in 1836. Fraser Island consists of rain forests, swamps and sand dunes, making it accessible by 4WD only. Although Fraser Island 4WD can be expensive, it’s well worth it if you can afford it. You can get to the Fraser Island via a ferry from Hervey Bay, and upon arrival you will be blown away almost immediately by the scenery. Driving through a small but luscious ...
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