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Aussie Adventure Sailing – Tallship Adventures

Aussie Adventure Sailing has no fixed itineraries for their sailing holidays. All the crew are qualified professionals, providing guests with gourmet meals and sharing their knowledge of the local ecology. Guests are given the opportunity to have a ‘hands on’ experience by helping the crew with the workings of the yacht. Or you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the voyage of discovery in the World Heritage Listed Region. Explore the fringing coral, coves, harbours, inlets, beaches and bays of the beautiful Whitsunday Island.

Aussie Adventure Sailing’s Classic Adventure sailing yachts enable you to relive a piece of maritime history whilst at the same time enjoying the ambience of time and the space and grace of their era. Experience the adventure and romance of discovery under sail on an Aussie Adventure Sailing Holiday in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Aussie Adventure Sailing has many contemporary sailing vessels in their Adventure Sailing category, providing professional, fun filled, three day sailing adventures in the protected waters of Australia’s premier cruising ground, the Whitsundays Region of the Great Barrier Reef.

Touring Options

Defender-Tall Ship Adventures

Live the legend “Defender”, Australia’s oldest island trader and the largest timber Tallship in the Whitsunday’s at 26.8 metres. The story of the Defender is the story of Australia’s maritime history with a colourful lineage spanning more than 100 years.

Now she is yours to enjoy on a sailing safari that offers a truly unique Whitsunday holiday experience and also includes professionally guided bush walks and nature experiences. Choice of 25 sleep aboard berths or seasonally, enjoy the unique ability for 12 guests to beach sleep onshore in private twin tents on their exclusive beach front island location.

Alexander Stewart-Tall Ship Adventures

Cruise in comfort aboard this classic timber yacht built along the lines of a spray made famous by the explorer and adventurer Joshua Slocum. Seventeen years in the making this vessell is considered a work of art among wooden boat enthusiasts.

The huge deck areas and only 18 passengers makes this vessel a very comfortable ailing experience and at night guests can retire to their own Private Double and Private Twin Cabin.

Derwent Hunter-Tall Ship Adventures

Welcome aboard this Timber Topsail Schooner – a tall ship in the true spirit of the term. Built in 1945 in Port Cygnet, Tasmania, “The Hunter” is now sailed by an experienced crew of three and carries up to 19 passengers as it tours around Australia’s premier cruising ground, the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.

Below deck, timber and comfortable appointments add to the experience. Style, grace and pace. Without doubt one of the most well appointed traditional vessels in Australia today, complete with Private Double Cabins and ensuite.


Popular Activities

  • Bush Walking
  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Fossicking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Cruising
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Nightlife
  • Reef
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Australia's Natural Wonders

Australia is a land of immense and diverse natural beauty. You'll see things here that you just won't see anywhere else in the world. Each corner of Austalia has an endless array of stunning natural landmarks just waiting for you to take the time to explore.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Australia's Best Islands

Around the coast of Australia there are many amazing islands that are an unforgetable pleasure for all who visit. Naturally, the Great Barrier Reef dominates any list of great Australian islands, with pristine wonders like the Whitsundays, Dunk Island and Lizard Island. Further off the east coast is the spectacular Lord Howe Island and off the coast of South Australia is the unspoilt Kangaroo Island.

Australia's best island escapes