Best Boat Trips in Australia

With over 50,000 kilometres of coastline, Australia offers diverse landscape scenery and a wealth of opportunities for boat trips. Discover the natural beauty, an abundance of fascinating marine life, thrills, spills and exotic islands. Australia has it all, but here are five of our favourites.

Broome, North-West

With a diverse landscape of golden coastline lining thick forests and craggy rocks with tumbling waterfalls, Broome provides a stunning backdrop for a great boat trip in North-West Australia. Trips are not just limited to sight-seeing, scuba and sun-drenching either. For fun-times you may want to have a whirl on the one-hour hovercraft scenic tour, or for a full day’s activity why not try land yourself a big-fish catch of Tuna or Marlin.

Great White Sharks in South Australia

If activities are more your thing on a cruise, they don’t come more adrenaline-addictive than a close encounter with great white sharks. You can live the ultimate ocean adventure in South Australia where the great whites hang out in packs and dip into the ocean for 45 minutes in a metal cage. But this is not just any old thrill-seeker tour, it’s actually highly educational as you will discover an entirely new impression of these incredible creatures and why they are so important to the eco-system of the planet. If you don’t fancy going into the water, you can always observe the sharks from the spectator lounge below deck.


There is no greater stretch of water around Australia the famous Barrier Reef – which is how it gets its title! This picturesque stretch of coastline is the world’s largest aqua-playground and is abundant with colourful corals and spritely tropical fish. The Great Barrier Reef is so highly thought of it is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and is one of the seven wonder of the natural world. With spectacular views and excellent snorkelling opportunities, this is one of the most popular boat trips in Oz.

Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands

Whilst in Queensland around the barrier reef region, you should take the opportunity to discover the incredible Whitsunday islands – some of the most tropical beauties on the planet. Among the 74 islands is the jewel in the crown, Whitehaven Beach which is consistently named among the best beaches in the world. The Whitsunday tours usually incorporate a look at the diverse marine life in the Great Barrier Reef before jetting off to explore the islands for the day. If you don’t want to spend all your time on the white-sanded beaches listening to the turquoise waters rippling on the shore, you can always hire a mountain bike and explore the hillsides of the national park.

Freycinet Peninsula

Another region of stunning natural beauty in the Freycinet Peninsula off the east coast of Tasmania. Encompassed in the national park is the incredible Wineglass Bay surrounded by pink granite mountains and a sultry white-sand coastline. A cruise for nature lovers, you will have the opportunity to explore the nature reserve and discover an abundance of wild flowers, birds and animals.

Australia is a fascinating country with a spectacular coastline and a boat trip is highly recommended. Make sure you go well prepared though with a suitable swim suit, a megazoom camera and a pair of designer sunglasses that are guaranteed to protect your eyes from the sun, sand and sea!

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