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Luxury Sailing Options in Australia

Posted by Roxana Oliver on 06/09/2015
Luxury Sailing Options in Australia

When someone mentions Australia, we usually imagine visits to the Harbour City, laid-back lifestyle, koalas and kangaroos, but not so many people thinks about exploring the elegant coasts of “The land down under” by sailing. Not only that it’s a real adventure to sail around this sunny country, but there is also a wide range of first-class sailing opportunities where you can enjoy the godlike treatments and visit the most exclusive coastal nooks. Let’s discover some of the truly classy sailing trips available in Australia:

Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands

Situated just a step away from paradisiacal scenery of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands are among the top-gallant Australian and one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. A 3-day sailing trip with a 49- foot upscale yacht, which includes visits to secluded reefs and bays, an itinerary which you can organize on your own and opportunity to dive, snorkel and swim on the finest reefs and beaches, is the prime sailing option you can choose here. While on the yacht, guests can enjoy the high-end amenities, drink the best Australian wines and beers and taste excellent gourmet meals, either on the spatial deck or in the comfort of stylish lounges.
Flickr – Richard Rydge

Lavish Sydney Harbour sailing

True Sydney lovers who look for a shorter, but incredibly posh sailing adventure, should think about exploring the magnificent Sydney Harbour with a luxury yacht, which accommodates only 8 passengers and allows a maximum of comfort. During this trip you’ll be able to enjoy the scenic views of Sydney Opera House and the best ever panorama of the Harbour Bridge, but you’ll also have a privilege to fish and snorkel on prime spots around Sydney. This opulent sailing route also includes passing beside the richest harbor suburbs and ends with a high-style lunch at a gorgeous Store Beach where passengers can swim, fish from the dock or enjoy in a quality Australian beer. This sailing destination is great if you have your own boat, so you can always have a check-up in Sydney, because there are the best shipwrights in the world.

Opera House
Flickr – Bodle Strain

Sunset sailing cruise from Port Douglas

Tranquil sunset cruising along the glamorous coast of Port Douglas with a luxuriously designed catamaran equipped with first-class drinks, gourmets and indulging interior is real royal-style adventure. Upon embarking at the Port Douglas Meridien Marina, you’ll be able to relax with a glass of your favourite drink while the fabulous catamaran carries you through a breathtaking Coral Sea. With the first signs of the romantic sunset passengers can enjoy dreamy views of Low islands and majestic mountain landscapes or relish in fancy deck ambient.

Great Barrier Reef
Flickr – Sebastian Cruz
Hardy Reef
Flickr – Greens MPs

Full-day sailing on Hobart Harbour

Remarkable ocean-racing yacht offers a spectacular full-day journey through Derwent River, Storm Bay and D’Entrecasteaux Channel and opportunity admire some of the most fascinating coastal sceneries, see a wide range of historic landmarks and encounter dolphins, seals and even whales. This luxury cutter will bring you to serene sandy beaches where you can jump into the water straight from the yacht, relax on the sunny deck and taste Tasmania’s prime dishes and drinks.

Hobart Harbour
Flickr - Fraser Mummery

Even though there’s a number of grandeur journeys across Australia you can experience on the mainland, those luxury sailing trips are a unique way to explore the best of the Australian coasts with style, glamour and opulence included.