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Boating Guide to Queensland – Short Stays and Long Weekends

Australians have always been drawn to the sea, with approximately 85 per cent of Australians today living within 50 km of the coast. Abundant coastlines, waterways and river systems lure us to their shores year-round to mess around in boats of all sizes from stand-up paddleboards to superyachts, and almost 2.6M Australians live in a household with a boat.

In a new travel book by New Holland Publishers – Boating Guide to Queensland: Short Stays and Long Weekends by Fiona Harper – you’ll find inspiration, ideas and planning tips for your next QLD boating adventure organised into six themed sections: short breaks, coastal hopping, marinas and harbours, islands, nature getaways and gourmet getaways.

Whether you plan to voyage along the entire coast or simply cruise to a nearby bay for lunch at a waterfront restaurant, the Boating Guide of Queensland will help you plan your next boating getaway.

Fiona Harper is one of Australia’s most experienced travel and boating writers. She discovered a passion for the boating lifestyle after sailing through the Kimberley as an 18-year-old backpacker.

Teaching herself to sail on Perth’s Swan River, she has since sailed tens-of-thousands of miles, whether at the helm of her own yachts, delivering yachts across the Asia-Pacific or guiding holidaymakers through island archipelagos as a charter skipper.

In short, the book covers:

  • Restaurants and cafes where you can park your boat and hop off to grab a bite to eat.
  • Which marinas are available for berthing your vessel overnight or for the day.
  • Rules and regulations around coastal waters and the great barrier reef.
  • What sea life and bird life you will encounter and rules around fishing and diving these areas.
  • Things of interest and history information.

Boating Guide to Queensland: Short Stays and Long Weekends, Fiona Harper.
New Holland Publishers RRP $32.99 available from all good book retailers or online