Australia's coast is so vast, but it is just one element of its natural beauty. 

For many Australians, being close to the beaches and the sea is a given, as living near or close to the beach some would say is a huge part of an Aussie's lifestyle and culture.

Australians are well known for competing in yacht racing - think America's Cup and the Sydney to Hobart race which commences in Sydney on Boxing Day (26Th December) and finishes at Constitution Dock in Hobart a few days later.

While some tourists love to see the outback, for others, a perfect holiday is to spend time sailing the beautiful coastal waters, weighing anchor when and where they like and exploring gorgeous islands. Sailing off the coast of  Queensland  

If sailing is one of your passions, then read this review about a fantastic yachting experience off the coast of Queensland where in 2008.   A couple sailed past various islands including Moreton Island, St Helena Island, Macleay Island, Karragarra Island and Russell Island, and saw lots of sea life to boot !!   http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... 

 

The Whitsundays 

A three night sail aboard the Pacific Sunrise around the Whitsundays in July 2009 – it just doesn’t get better than this according to this poster.   http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

 

A couple from the UK really enjoyed their cruise around the Whitsunday Islands   What they didn’t like was that the time went far too quickly.  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... 

Port Douglas

Port Douglas with the marina in the background