7 Night Itinerary - North
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 encountering predominantly northerly winds throughout your charter.
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 itinerary in northerly winds 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 Wathumba (2 hours)
After a night spent staring at the coloured sands, it's time to pull the anchor up get sailing (or motoring) for about 2 hours to one of the most picturesque spots along the western coast of Fraser Island, Wathumba Creek.
Night 4: wathumba creek
It's the Fraser Coast's answer to Whitehaven Beach, and once you see the silica white sand and blue hues of Wathumba Creek you'll understand why. Spend the day exploring in the tender, snorkelling, getting in on some fishing action or simply laze around and watch the world go by. Tip: Keep an eye out for the pure bred Fraser Island dingo.
Night 5: wathumba creek to coongul point [2.5 hours]
For the fifth night on your sailing adventure, it's time to head south again and this time stopping in at Coongul Creek after travelling for approximately 2.5 hours. Coongul is the perfect spot to pull out a kayak and explore where the freshwater creek meets the ocean. You'll get to experience seeing the freshwater on one side and the ocean on the other.
Night 6: coongul point to kingfisher [1.5 hours]
After sunrise and a coffee, get ready to head for Kingfisher Bay! You'll travel 1.5 hours south from Coongul Creek to an area called the North White Cliffs. 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 7: Kingfisher to big woody island [1.5 hours]
Make the most of your last full day on charter with us by travelling 1.5 hours and making your way to the final stop, Big Woody Island. Big Woody Island has plenty of local history to soak up while you hop in the tender and head for shore. Top tip: Take a walk from the historic Kerosene Shed and up to the Middle Bluff Lighthouse for some pretty specials view across the Great Sandy Strait and over to Fraser Island (K'gari).
The next morning you'll head back to mainland Hervey Bay and be escorted into the Great Sandy Straits Marina by one of our team members.