The popularity of sailing in Australia is on the rise, thanks to the country's unique blend of natural beauty and modern facilities. From the azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef to the bustling harbours of Sydney, Australia offers a wide range of sailing experiences that cater to all tastes and skill levels. The country's vibrant sailing community and numerous sailing events further add to its appeal as a top yachting destination.
Sailing in Australia is more than just a pastime; it's a way of life. Our country's unique geographical features, combined with its maritime history and culture, have made sailing a popular activity among Australians and international visitors alike.
Australia's extensive coastline, dotted with picturesque harbours, tranquil bays, and stunning archipelagos, provides a multitude of sailing opportunities. Whether it's cruising along the iconic Sydney Harbour, exploring the pristine waters of the Whitsunday Islands, or embarking on an adventurous voyage across the Bass Strait, there's a sailing experience for everyone in Australia. Check out some of our favourite places to sail during the Spring below!
Port Stephens NSW (pictured) – Endless white sand, a dolphin and whale playground, go sand-dunning, or dine in the town’s award-winning breweries. This location should be on your bucket list, particularly if you have kids in tow.
Lake Macquarie NSW – If anchoring in a secluded sandy inlet, taking a refreshing swim then lying around on deck is your thing – this one’s for you.
Great Sandy Strait QLD – If you’ve done the Whitsundays and enjoyed its clear waters and calming vibe, the Great Sandy Strait will enchant you.
Orpheus Island QLD – It’s close to the coastline, yet it feels like a world away. Go for a hike, do some snorkelling and maybe catch a sighting of the ocean’s most majestic creature, the Manta Ray.
Bass Straight VIC/TAS - Sailing in the Bass Strait in spring is a delightful experience due to its milder weather conditions, with gentler winds and more stable temperatures, making it an ideal time for sailors to explore this stunning Australian maritime region.
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