Departing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8.30am Waltzing Matilda will take you on an immersive experience exploring one of the world’s most spectacular natural playgrounds, the Whitsunday Islands, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. With beautiful tropical islands, it’s not surprising this is one of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations.
Sit back and relax aboard the beautiful Waltzing Matilda, which will provide you the full experience. You can visit and swim at the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, and bush walk to the Hill Inlet lookout. With only 14 guests, this small-group experience caters to couples, families, and solo travellers.
Throughout your 2-day trip, your crew will take you to a few of the top snorkelling destinations in the region, as well as snorkelling around the beautiful coral reefs, you can help the crew pull the sails and have a go at driving the boat for a real “Aussie” experience. You can also sit back and relax, enjoying the heat from the sun as you watch the amazing scene
WHITEHAVEN Beach in the Whitsundays has yet again been voted ‘Best Beach in Australia’ and ‘Best Beach in the South Pacific’ in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards.
The 7km stretch of white silica sands and crystal clear waters is unsurpassed, taking out the number one spot for the fourth consecutive year in a row.
Voters agreed the beach is not only beautiful, but also a pristine natural landscape, free from crowds and untouched by development.
Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. As the tide shifts, the white sand and blue hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking view.
We’ve got your snorkel gear ready to explore the best spots in the Whitsundays, fringing coral teeming with rainbows of fish, clear water and protective suits
Stand Up Paddle boarding
Stand up paddle boarding is not hard to do. It is actually super easy. Compared to most sports, paddle boarding can be learned quickly. Paddle boarding is not only easy, but an excellent full-body workout and gets you outside enjoying Mother Nature.
Your stay on board
Small group experience • Family friendly • No sleeping in common areas • Private cabin available • Meals freshly prepared onboard • Spacious deck and shade awnings • Full 2 days and 1 night • Experienced and knowledgeable crew
Includes • Linen and beach towel • All meals including snacks • Tea, coffee, and tap water • Stand-up paddle boards • Wet suits and snorkelling gear • Marine and national park fees
Sightings of mothers and calves are common in winter; the whales come north for mating season and to give birth, and the warm Whitsunday waters make a great nursery and play room for them as the young learn all the skills they need from their mothers.
Since being hunted to near extinction (in the early sixties numbers dwindled to mere hundreds) experts now estimate the population to have regenerated to over 30,000 individuals – so that means there’s a great chance of spotting one!