The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is well canvased and Islands such as Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Heron Island, and Brampton Island make it famous. But we want to let you in on a secret- the gem that is the area of the Southern Great Barrier Reef!
Departing from our base at Urangan Boat Harbour (Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Queensland), we will soon offer extended cruising options to areas of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, known as the Bunker Group, including Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot, Fitzroy Reef.
How does exploring Lady Musgrave, an uninhabited coral cay with over 1,100 hectares of surrounding reef in a protected lagoon to dive, swim, snorkel, fish and discover sound? Maybe your itinerary will take you to enjoy the fun at Great Keppel Island where white sand, coral reefs and palm trees abound. Being a little more known and more accessible, Great Keppel is a good base to pick up some provisions or change crews. Wanting to enhance your experience? Take a stop into Heron Island to learn about the reef and what is happening about research on the Great Barrier Reef. Or perhaps fishing Swains Reef on your bucket list? This massive reef system off the Queensland Coast is the top location for reef and pelagic fishing.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef is ribboned with white sandy beaches, acres upon acres of coral reef and magnificent marine life. It is a true nature lover’s playground. It has been said that the Southern Great Barrier Reef is a place where stress is replaced by adventure, where days are filled with discovery and nights are filled with tranquillity!
If this sounds like your perfect boating holiday but is a little outside of your normal cruising limits or experience, call us to discuss your options on how we can help you achieve your dream escape. We want your experience with us to be safe, enjoyable and memorable so to ensure that it is all smooth sailing, some previous experience is required for this extended cruising option. Alternatively, the Sweet Escape team can arrange a guide to assist you on your escape.
For these extended charters, Sweet Escape recommends a minimum 10 night charter, however whether it’s a week, or a month or even longer, we have you covered. Costs will be determined by the length of charter and based on your requirements. For information about how to get to our Hervey Bay base to leave on your Sweet Escape- click here. For more information about the Southern Great Barrier Reef, visit the tourism site here.