Australia

Australia

Australia

Australia

Stretching 1,400 nautical miles along the Queensland coast in northeast Australia, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure and most valuable coral system. Below the water, it plays host to spectacular wildlife and world-famous dive sites. Above the surface, it encompasses nearly a thousand islands, many of them with hidden bays, sheltered anchorages and high-end resorts. However, for those keen to embrace the full majesty of the reef, a liveaboard charter yacht is the best possible option.

While the dynamic city of Cairns is the primary hub for reef getaways, it is actually one of four main access points on the Queensland coast. Port Douglas, a short distance north, is a slick, upmarket resort town, with the famous Low Isles on its doorstep; further south, Townsville is a popular base for committed dive tourists; and at the most southerly end of the core charter region, Airlie Beach offers great access to the Whitsundays – possibly the most spectacular archipelago on the entire reef. While most of its 74 islands are uninhabited, the exclusive resort of Hamilton Island helps spice up the tropical yachting solitude with a dash of high-end glamour. Whichever part you choose, the Great Barrier Reef is a supreme charter destination.

TOP FIVE AUSTRALIA ATTRACTIONS

  1. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on earth.
  2. The entire Great Reef Barrier structure comprises nearly 3,000 reefs and 900 island, and stretch for more than 1,400 nautical miles.
  3. The most popular tourist destinations are Cairns and the Whitsundays.
  4. An aerial tour is a very accessible way to understand your cruising region : ask your Imperial broker to book it at your arrival.
  5. The main charter bases are Port Douglas, Townsville, Cairns and Airlie Beach, buzzing towns with nice nightlife.

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