Exploring Scenic Wonders By Sailing Australia

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Australia is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world. Both locals and tourists enjoy the beauty and wonder of Australia’s coastlines from a sailboat. There are also a myriad of other water-related activities to enjoy, including diving, snorkelling, and sailboarding.

One of the most popular areas of Australia to explore by sailing is the western coast. This is Australia’s longest coastline and one of the most picturesque. There are also many rivers to explore and beautiful scenery to enjoy. Western Australia is also home to tall timber forests and luscious biodiverse landscapes. Sailing is also a great way to visit the western coast’s unexplored islands, reefs, and gorges.

Here are some of the best cruises offered off the coast of Western Australia:

Cruising or Sailing the Swan River

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Perth’s city skyline as they travel the waters of the Swan River. There are regular river cruises running between Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty, Fremantle, a historic port city, the Perth Zoo, and the oldest wine region in Western Australia, the Swan Valley.

Gusty sea breezes and flat water make sailing a popular pastime on the Canning and Swan Rivers. There are hire companies and yacht clubs providing cruise trips along the western coast. During the summer, some of these run twilight sailing competitions.

Luxurious Kimberley Cruises

The Kimberley coast is an almost one-of-a-kind experience. Here, one of the last pure wilderness areas in the world, touches the ocean. There are wonders here that are enjoyed by only a few. Visitors can enjoy the wild ride on Horizontal Waterfalls and snorkel and fish the pristine lagoons and islands of Buccaneer Archipelago.

They can enjoy the beauty and energy of King Cascade, King George, and Prince Regent River Falls. Some of the most ancient rock art galleries anywhere are located here, as well. Montgomery Reef and Rowley Shoals are home to thousands of different marine life, providing incredible opportunities for underwater viewing.

Cruises to View Wildlife

There are viewing cruises where visitors may experience the best of Australian’s wildlife. The cruise ship’s crew will entertain all visitors with fascinating facts about the wildlife seen on the cruise. Cruise visitors can enjoy wild dolphins riding the ship’s bow in Mandurah, Rockingham, Monkey Mia, and Bunbury and meet rare sea lions in Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

One of the largest whale migrations on Earth happens here. There are also incredible fur seal colonies to experience on Woody and Rottnest Islands. The World-Heritage site, Ningaloo Reef is home to colourful corals and tropical fish.

Houseboat Holidays

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience the fishing spots and waterways of Western Australia is by houseboat. It is possible for visitors to rent their own boat to captain in Walpole, Albany, Augusta, or Dampier. Houseboats offer flexibility to travel at will and when docked or anchored, enjoy the stars and sun from a private deck.

Exploring Australia’s western coast is truly a unique experience. Tourists can enjoy the experience of a lifetime sailing in Australia’s pristine waters and enjoying the beauty of this scenic wonderland.