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7 day Whitsundays Sail and Walk

Whitsundays Sail and Walk

A 7 day guided Pack-Free walking and sailing journey

Explore the Whitsunday Islands on this breathtaking walking and sailing trip. Starting the adventure with a walk on a section of the Whitsundays Great Walk where we’ll see expansive views out to the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays that we’ll be exploring some of, over the next few days. Our unique base for this journey is on the historic tall ship Solway Lass where we will sail through the Whitsundays taking in vistas of aqua-marine water, lush tropical islands and white sparkling beaches. The Whitsunday Islands National Park and adjacent waters are part of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. The first and largest World Heritage Area in Australia. Whilst island hopping enjoy a variety of trails, some of which are only accessible by boat and take in incredible vistas. Highlights include visiting Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout as well as enjoying plenty of snorkelling.

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Pack-Free Walking Experience

Carry only your water and lunch

No need to carry heavy overnight packs with your clothes and gear, this walk has been designed for those looking for an affordable multi-day walking experience with all the creature comforts. Your overnight bags will be transported each day so all you need is a small day pack for your lunch and water.

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Mantra Whitsundays

Conveniently located in Airlie Beach with coastal inspired rooms

Discover the spectacular Whitsundays at Mantra Club Croc, a five-minute drive from Airlie Beach’s bustling main strip. The hotel is housed in a historic Queenslander style structure that offers an insight into the region’s heritage while also providing modern amenities. Guests will be very comfortable in one of the coastal inspired rooms with the hotel also having 24-hour reception, a large lagoon pool with adjoining spa, tropical gardens, bistro-style restaurant, gymnasium and free limited wireless Internet in public areas.

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Solway Lass Cruise

A unique way to explore the Whitsundays in this historic tallship.

Explore the Whitsunday Islands on this beautiful walking and sailing trip, a paradise of stunning island landscapes surrounded by beautiful blue oceans. The Whitsunday Islands National Park and adjacent waters are part of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. The first and largest World Heritage Area in Australia. The Solway Lass is a very luxurious liveaboard tall ship. Allow her to whisk you away to quiet coves on tropical islands. There is no better way to island hop than to sail from one to the next using the wind’s power. Be as involved as you like with the crew more than happy for you to take the helm or tail the mainsheet or sit back and relax! Highlights include visiting Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and enjoying plenty of snorkelling.

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Solway Cruise Ship Cabin Configurations

SOLWAY LASS – CABIN CONFIGURATION
(larger view image of cabin configuration in the photo gallery at the bottom of the page)

Cabin 1: Double or Twin (features Double Bed + Single Bunk above)
Cabin 2: Double or Twin beds or Family Cabin (Cabin converts to either Double/ Double with 2 singles/ or 4 singles)
Cabin 3: Double or Twin beds or Family Cabin (Cabin converts to either Double/ Double with 2 singles/ or 4 singles)
Cabin 4: Double or Twin beds or Family Cabin (Cabin converts to either Double/ Double with 2 singles/ or 4 singles)
Cabin 5: 4 single beds
Cabin 6: Double Bed only
Cabin 7: Double or Twin (features Double Bed + Single Bunk above)
Cabin 8: Double or Twin with ensuite (features Double Bed + Single Bunk above)
Cabin 9: Double or Twin with ensuite(features Double Bed + Single Bunk above)
Cabin 10: Twin Single Bed Cabin (2x Single Bed Bunk Style)

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Local produce and Australian wines included

Indugle your tastebuds

Enjoy wonderful freshly prepared and locally sourced produce along your journey.

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Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides are truly exceptional at what they do. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Our guide’s caring attitude and wonderful outgoing nature ensure your tour is relaxing, fun and informative. They will take into account the weather each day and plan the day’s adventure to suit you and the conditions.

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Personalised Tours

Small and intimate groups

Our group sizes are small and intimate, we find this delivers more personalised service, a great social environment and has less impact on the environment.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

No more to pay

Our tours are genuinely all-inclusive. From cruises to wine with your restaurant dinners there are no hidden extras. You won’t even pay for credit card fees.

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
7 day Whitsundays Sail and Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 7 day Pack-Free walk and sail
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • 2 nights at the Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach, Whitsundays in a Garden Deluxe Room
  • 4 nights onboard the vessel Solway Lass
  • Reef Snorkelling during your journey
  • Sunset walk to hosted ‘Welcome dinner’ on day of arrival (includes alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages)
  • 6 x breakfasts
  • 5 x lunches
  • 6 x dinners including hosted welcome dinner and departing celebratory dinner
  • National Park Fees

The itinerary may change due to weather and wind conditions.

Day One: Arrive into the Whitsundays
7 day Whitsundays Sail and Walk

Today is an arrival day. Book your own flight to arrive any time into the Whitsundays. Complimentary airport pick-ups are available from the airport to the Mantra Club Croc, Airlie Beach. Your accommodation has been booked in a deluxe garden view room. Accommodation is based on twin share (note: solo travellers will need to pay a single supplement cost). At 5.00pm meet your guides in the hotel foyer for a sunset walk to our dinner location for a hosted welcome dinner. Enjoy getting to know your guides and fellow guests.

Day Two: Airlie Beach – Honeyeater Lookout, Conway National Park
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TRAIL NOTES: Honeyeater Lookout 8.2km (3-4hrs). Grade: Moderate.

TERRAIN: Some steep uphill sections, good level of fitness is required.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast in the resort restaurant before meeting your guide in the hotel foyer for a short drive to Conway National Park behind Airlie Beach, where we’ll enjoy a steady 400m walk up to Honeyeater Lookout, this is part of the Whitsundays Great Walk. Here we’ll see expansive views out to the the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays that we’ll be exploring some of, over the next few days. If the group would like to explore further we will drive to the start of another walk within Conway National Park and take the Mount Rooper Circuit for more fabulous views before joining onto the Swamp Bay track and having a packed lunch. Once back at the hotel enjoy some downtime before being transferred at 5pm to the marina to join our vessel Solway Lass which will be our home for the next 4 nights. Tonight we will set sail to a beautiful anchorage spot to enjoy the sunset and dinner under the stars. The adventure begins.

Day Three: South Molle Island walk
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TRAIL NOTES: Spion Kop 4.7 kms of walking (3hrs). Grade: Moderate. Extension options to Balancing Rock (0.35km – 12mins) and Mt Jeffreys (2.6km – approx. 1hr). Grade: Moderate.

TERRAIN: Bauer Bay to Spion Kop track relatively flat. Mt Jeffereys is on a gradual slope.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy breakfast on deck before we set sail and cruise through the beautiful Whitsundays taking in vistas of aqua-marine water, lush tropical islands and white sparkling beaches. Our first stop is the idyllic island of South Molle. On arrival we disembark and enjoy our hike through Molle National Park exploring beautiful rainforests and eucalypt forests. Our walk makes its way to Spion Kop Lookout offering spectacular vistas of the Whitsunday passage and the island fringed by reef. The track also passes an ancient Ngaro indigenous tribe stone quarry. If you would like to explore further take the short walk to Balancing Rock and for 360 degree sensational views of the mainland and Whitsuday Islands the Mt Jeffreys track is a must! Once back on board the Solway enjoy a lovely lunch. In the afternoon we stop to enjoy our first snorkel surrounded by colourful fish and reef. Return to our tallship with time to relax on deck or in your cabin as we make our way to our evening location to drop anchor. Tonight, enjoy an alfresco dinner on the deck under the beautiful nights sky.

Day Four: Walk to the Roof of the Whitsundays
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TRAIL NOTES: Whitsunday Peak 5km walk (4 hours) 437m ascent. Difficult.
Hill Inlet Lookout 1.3km (40mins). Easy.

TERRAIN: The track is on uneven rugged terrain and a good level of fitness is required. The views at the top are worth every step.

WALKING ITINERARY: After breakfast, we make our way to Cid Harbour and beautiful Whitsunday Island. Today we will walk to the roof of the Whitsundays to witness spectacular views of the sprinkling of idyllic islands in this region. Situated in the Whitsunday National Park, our walk on the Peak track journeys through rainforests and heath as it makes its way to the summit. Enjoy lunch back on the boat as we cruise to Tongue Bay where we’ll take a short stroll up Hill Inlet with three lookout points taking in the spectacular views over the sparkling turquoise waters and white sands. Later we’ll cruise to the award winning, pristine Whitehaven Beach which stretches over 7kms for overnight anchorage and dinner on deck.

Day Five: Whitehaven Beach, Chance Bay, Border Island and Saba Bay.
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TRAIL NOTES:  Chance Bay 3.5km (1.5hr). Grade: Moderate. Border Island 1km (30mins). Grade: Moderate.

TERRAIN: Chance Bay easy gradient on a sandy path. Border Island short steep walk with some steps and uneven rugged terrain.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast on board before being transferred to South Whitehaven Beach where we’ll walk to Chance Bay. The path to the secluded Chance Bay is shaded by a mix of eucalypt, hoop pine and grass tree forest. After a morning enjoying some beach activities we’ll return to the vessel for some lunch and cruise to Border Island. This short, relatively steep walk brings you to a breathtaking lookout of ocean views and then the first snorkel opportunity today. This is a snorkelling paradise, teeming with colourful tropical fish and coral and you can snorkel alongside sea turtles which are often found in abundance swimming over the coral reef. Later cruise to Saba Bay for another snorkel before we travel to our overnight anchorage and last evening meal under the stars.

Day Six: Whitsunday Cairn walk and return to Airlie Beach
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TRAIL NOTES: Whitsunday Cairn 4km (3.5hrs). Grade: Difficult.

TERRAIN: Steep and challenging with a rugged track.

WALK ITINERARY: This morning after an early breakfast we will adventure up the Whitsunday Cairn track. This walk in on the most northern beach of the Whitsunday Islands and takes us through hoop pines and dry rainforest to emerge on top of the ridge to stunning views across to Hook Island. Take a moment to reflect on the beauty of this landscape and vast oceans that we have explored on this journey. Enjoy a delicious lunch back on board the Solway Lass before we set sail one last time and head back to Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach at around 3pm. Transfers will be waiting to take you back to the Mantra Club Croc. Tonight we’ll enjoy a celebratory dinner at the Anchor Bar in Airlie Beach.

Day Seven: Airlie Beach
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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in The Club Croc Bistro before being transferred to the Whitsunday Coast Airport for your departing flight. The end of a fabulous journey.

Tour Availability

We are running one Whitsunday Sail and Walk journey in 2021 in October and two departures in 2022 in July / August.

Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a special savings. Conditions apply see pricing page.

DepartureAvailabilitySpecial Notes / Savings
2021 DATES:
27 Oct 2021Available
2022 DATES:
8 Jul 2022AvailableSuper Earlybird Saving

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

 


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Tour Prices


See prices below - prices vary for different cabins. A photo of the cabin layouts and cabin numbers are listed on the Tour Overview page.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups with a minimum of 16 - 22 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.
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FIRST TIME TRAVELLER
$ 3499 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

DEPARTURES
October 2021 and July/August 2022

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin (twin share)…… $3499 per person

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin with ensuite (twin share)……. $3699 per person        (2 only available)

7 day walk  -Single Supplement – own cabin (cabins 1, 6, or 10)… $4699 per person

7 day walk  – Family Cabin (four sharing a cabin) (cabins 2, 3, 4)……$3099 per person

Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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PAST PASSENGER
$ 3399 /p

Guests that have travelled with us before

DEPARTURES
October 2021 and July/August 2022

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin (twin share)………………………….. $3399 per person

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin with ensuite (twin share)……….. $3599 per person (2 only available)

7 day walk  -Single Supplement – own cabin (cabins 1, 6, or 10)… $4599 per person

7 day walk  – Family Cabin (four sharing a cabin) (cabins 2, 3, 4)..$2999 per person

Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Guests that have completed at least one Life’s An Adventure walk in the past. Email us for your special promotional code.

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Private Groups
$ 3199 /p

Your own Private Group with a minimum of 16 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
minimum 16 participants

Departure of your choice subject to availability.

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin (twin share)………………………….. $3399 per person

7 day walk – Double/Twin Cabin with ensuite (twin share)……….. $3599 per person (2 only available)

7 day walk  -Single Supplement – own cabin (cabins 1, 6, or 10)… $4599 per person

7 day walk  – Family Cabin (four sharing a cabin) (cabins 2, 3, 4)..$2999 per person

Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

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OPTIONAL
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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS

Airlie Beach:
All solo travellers will need to pay extra for accommodation at the The Mantra Club Croc.

Solway Lass Tall Ship:
All solo travellers will have the choice to share with another solo traveller at no extra cost or pay for a single cabin.

 

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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