After ending up work in Airlie for the week, we have been prepared for a visit crusing to Whitehaven Seaside.
We have been anticipating Whitehaven to be a spotlight of the fourth-week crusing. Nonetheless, spending time testing the opposite spots round Whitsunday Island and climbing to Whitsunday Peak made it fairly tough to decide on a favorite.
Beginning the Week in Hamilton Island
Earlier than we might get pleasure from crusing to Whitehaven Seaside, we set course for Hamilton Island to choose Haylea up from the airport.
Hamilton Island Marina
As a result of there aren’t any anchorages in or round Hamilton Island, we selected to spend the evening in a berth at Hamilton Island Marina.
Stepping into the marina was just a little tight, with multi-million greenback luxurious boats surrounding us on either side, we have been certain to be additional cautious to keep away from any bumps. As a result of the marina visitors is so tight, we additionally needed to radio in simply exterior the crusing membership and wait for his or her “concierge service” to escort us to the berth.
Whereas crusing, we often all the time follow free public anchorages quite than paying for marina berths. In saying that, we undoubtedly took benefit of the consolation that the calm start supplied, in addition to the untimed sizzling showers.
Haylea Joins The Crew
Flying into Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney, Haylea joined us on the sail to the Daintree on the nineteenth of June.
Hamilton Island Sunsets
Probably the greatest and hottest sundown spots on Hamilton Island is a small hill on the aspect of the island often known as One Tree Hill.
As we solely had someday to discover Hamilton Island after Haylea’s arrival, so, we made essentially the most of it by watching the sundown over the Whitsunday Islands.
READ THE FULL BLOG POST: The Finest Hamilton Island Sundown Location – TRAVEL GUIDE
Crusing to Whitehaven Seaside
The subsequent day, we hauled the crimson junk-rig sails and set crusing to Whitehaven Seaside.
It took roughly three hours to sail from Hamilton Island Marina to the anchorage spot on the southern finish of Whitehaven Seaside.
It’s no surprise that they rank Whitehaven Seaside as one of the crucial stunning seashores on the earth. An enormous, 5 KM stretch of pearl-white sand meets the clearest, glassy waters.
On the fringe of the sand, the basic greens of the Australian bushland distinction the sand and water to type a scene not like wherever else on the earth.
We spend the remainder of the day swimming, testing out my new underwater housing and managing to snap a few of my favorite aerial pictures of this superb seashore.
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One of the crucial in style issues to do when crusing to Whitehaven Seaside is to take a look at the unbelievable Hill Inlet.
Hill Inlet is a shallow swirl of sand that cuts deep into Whitsunday Island on the North-side of Whitehaven Seaside.
Sadly, you don’t actually get the true sense of this panorama from the ocean or from the land. As a substitute, there’s a lookout on the opposite fringe of the seashore.
For these with deeper pockets, a helicopter flight over Hill Inlet is also on the playing cards.
Snapping Some Aerial Photographs of Crusing to Whitehaven Seaside
Take a look at a few of my favorite aerial pictures of us crusing to Whitehaven Seaside.
Crusing to Whitehaven Seaside – Tongue Bay Anchorage
Whereas climate situations have been wonderful, the seashore anchorage isn’t a well-liked in a single day anchorage as a consequence of restricted safety. The well-known skinny, white sand can also be not the most effective for holding an anchor.
As a substitute, we spend an hour crusing to the Whitehaven Seaside anchorage often known as Tongue Bay.
Tongue Bay is situated on the North-side of Whitehaven Seaside, simply after the well-known Hill Inlet.
Whereas we deliberate to take a look at the Hill Inlet lookout for dawn, our plans have been sadly placed on maintain as Marine Parks instructed all ships to clear the world. Apparently there was some helicopter operations deliberate in preparation for the Whitehaven Seaside Run.
Whitsunday Island Anchorage – Cid Harbour
As a substitute, we set sail round Whitsunday Island to the favored anchorage often known as Cid Harbour.
This can be a very well-protected bay with seashores lining the aspect of the island. There may be additionally a small island often known as Cid Island situated on the Western aspect of Whitsunday Island.
Cid Harbour by the way additionally has the very best charges of shark assaults in Australia. Final 12 months alone there have been 4 assaults in the identical bay. There are indicators each within the water and on the seashores warning folks to not swim.
Whereas I consider it’s in all probability due chaos brought on by the a whole bunch of swimmers within the Summer time months, I wasn’t going to take the possibility.
Climbing Whitsunday Peak
After having fun with the anchorage and avoiding the water, we determined to make the morning hike as much as Whitsunday Peak. That is the very best level on Whitsunday Island and ought to be on the checklist of everybody crusing to Whitehaven Seaside or Whitsunday Island.
The hike is pretty steep, and took roughly an hour and a half to achieve the summit.
The views prolong over each side of the island, from Hamilton to the Nice Barrier Reef.
FULL BLOG POST: WHITSUNDAY PEAK HIKE, WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS, QUEENSLAND
Returning Dwelling – Airlie Seaside
As you already know, there’s no secure 4G connection out on the islands. Due to this fact, we once more headed again to Airlie Seaside to work for the weekend.
It form of felt like dwelling after laying anchor for the third time in our favorite spot simply exterior the marina break-wall.