United Travel Getaway - Sailing on the Whitsundays, Tuesday June 12

Tuesday 12 June at 7:30pm

Renee Wright goes sailing in the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland in Australia, on this week’s United Travel Getaway. The Whitsundays are in warm waters on the north east coast of Queensland inside the Great Barrier Reef. Now listed as a World Heritage National Park, there are over 70 islands and hundreds of anchorages and islets to explore. The mountainous islands are covered with eucalypt pine with patches of green grassland or the occasional shadowy gully of rainforest and waterfalls. The shores of the islands are skirted by fringing coral reefs making the Whitsundays a mecca for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.

Renee went on her trip with Sunsail Australia, a charter company offering bare boat charters, luxury crewed cruises and a skippered charter boat. Renee and her team opted for the skippered charter option on a Lagoon 440 Catamaran. The boat has four double cabins and is suitable for large groups or families. Renee was joined on board by the Getaway crew and her partner Charlie Waide, who makes a cameo appearance in the item. Renee says the Whitsundays are unbelievably beautiful and charter sailing was a great option. “I learned a lot about sailing and also got to try out my newly acquired diving skills.”

This week’s episode of Getaway also features the Jack the Ripper trail in the United Kingdom; Strahan, Tasmania; Thai boxing; the new Spencer Gulf ferry in South Australia; Sejala, Mission Beach; Perth City YHA; and the Junee licorice factory in New South Wales.
UNITED TRAVEL GETAWAY, Tuesday 12 June at 7:30pm

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