Yesterday, we made our return to Whitsundays. Last time we were there, we got caught in a cyclone. It’s not exactly what you want, especially in a place that is famous for it’s beautiful beach: Whitehaven. We saw absolutely hee-haw of the spectacular view. However, this year, we started off slightly cloudy but it turned into such a beautiful clear day with some spectacular viewpoints.
Southern Lights by Ocean Rafting
This time around, we done a one day tour called ‘Southern Lights’ operated by Ocean Rafting. We were on the ‘Riptide’ boat and the staff were excellent. I think their names were ‘Adam’ and ‘Brayden’. You can book directly for this trip or book through a number of travel agencies around Australia such as Happy Travels or Peterpans. I would highly recommend it. I did enjoy my 2 day tour last year but as a bit of adrenaline junkie, the faster boats were more of my speed.
The tour itself started with a pick up from a hostel, check in and safety briefing. After that, it was on to the boat and grab a seat. Music went on and off we went. I enjoyed the speed and distance we covered in such a short time, compared to actually sailing. The morning wasn’t completely clear, it was pretty overcast but still 100 times nicer than being caught in a cyclone. We arrived at Tongue Bay and followed the bush walk to the Hill Inlet lookout. We were greeted by a beautiful view. It was a bit cloudy, mind you. Still, you could see the blue sky lingering behind the clouds. We then made our way to Whitehaven Beach and the swirling sands and got a few photos. Once we were back on the boat, we went round to South Whitehaven Beach. The skies cleared up and what a beautiful day it turned out to be. We done another bushwalk to the lookout there and it was honestly spectacular. We must have spent the best part of the tour there before boarding the boat to head back. We were meant to do a bit of snorkelling but visibility in the water was poor which is why we spent more time on the beautiful white beach.
I 100% enjoyed my day. Extremely grateful to have had the chance to go back and see how beautiful it really is. Sure, I have a right bad sunburn but I managed to keep covered in my stinger suit/ t-shirt. Now we’ve checked off Whitsundays, it’s time to head to Cairns for 5 days.
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