100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef - The Whitsunday Islands
For complete information about boating in the Whitsundays, refer to the essential sailing guide for the area, 100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef – The Whitsunday Islands. The 13th edition REVISED of 100 Magic Miles represents the latest, up-to-date information on the islands and anchorages of the Whitsundays, including the introduction of many additional moorings, and on steps to further protect the coral reefs of the area.
Australia’s finest cruising grounds, the Whitsundays, offer scores of protected anchorages each within easy reach of the next. The area has the largest bareboat charter fleet (power and sail) in the South Pacific. For those trailing runabouts or trailer sailers, there are a number of launching ramps along the coast from Mackay in the southern Whitsundays to Bowen at the extreme northern end of the area, with several located conveniently in the heart of the area at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Abel Point and Shingley Beach.