7 Night Itinerary - North & South
Are you looking to spend 7 nights on an adventure sailing through the Great Sandy Strait? Check out our suggested itinerary below if you're looking to explore both Northern & Southern areas on the Great Sandy Strait.
Remember: our team is here to advise you on the best anchorages to suit the current weather conditions at any given time and this itinerary is just a guide.
Night 1: Harbour to Moon Point via Pelican Bank [1.5 hours]
After your briefing from of our skippered staff, you'll be taken out of the Great Sandy Straits Marina and then free to embark on your self drive sailing adventure. The first anchorage for your 7 Night North & South itinerary is Moon Point, the halfway point of the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Don't forget to stop by the white sands and crystal clear waters of Pelican Bank on your way north.
Night 2: Moon Point to Arch Cliffs [2 hours]
Wake up in paradise after an afternoon of exploring moon creek and the half way point of Fraser Island and get ready for another day of adventure. Once you're ready to move on, begin to head 2 hours north to the incredible Arch Cliffs. This spot is famous for its magnificent coloured sands, that put on a show as the sun sets against them.
Night 3: Arch Cliffs to Big Woody [2.5 hours]
After a night spent staring at the coloured sands, it's time to start exploring the southern end of the bay. Pull the anchor up and get sailing (or motoring) for about 2.5 hours before reaching the historic Big Woody Island. Big Woody Island was originally home to two heritage-listed lighthouses used to navigate ships into the Hervey Bay area in the 1800's. Top tip: Head to shore and take the walk from the Kerosene Shed to the Middle Bluff Lighthouse for some great views over to Fraser Island.
Night 4: Big Woody to Kingfisher [1.5 hours]
From one island to another, on the fourth night of your adventure you'll head back to the coast of Fraser Island (K'gari) with the North White Cliffs at Kingfisher Bay. Along with some killer views, you’ll also find this is a great spot to drop a line for a bit of fishing action. You can also take the tender ashore for a session at the sunset bar at Kingfisher Bay Resort or go exploring further on foot to historical spots like McKenzies Jetty.
Night 5: Kingfisher Bay
You can do as much, or as little, as you want on the second day anchored at Kingfisher Bay. We recommend jumping in tender and exploring this magnificent coastline, and if you're keen to get to land, this is the perfect spot with a number of great walks to spots like Lake McKenzie, McKenzies Jetty and more.
Night 6: Kingfisher to Ungowa [1.5 hours]
It's time to keep moving south! As you travel from Kingfisher Bay towards Ungowa, you'll notice the change scenery of the island with cliffs full of dark coffee rock and green vegetation. Ungowa is the perfect spot to throw out a few crab pots and have a cook up for dinner back on the boat! You'll also find some amazing hidden shipwrecks to explore around Ungowa that are a must do.
Night 7: Ungowa to Moon Point [3 hours]
Your time in the southern part of the Great Sandy Strait has come to an end but to make the most of your last night on charter, head back to the picturesque Moon Point. This the perfect spot to anchor on your last night with easy access back to the Great Sandy Straits Marina in the morning.