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COASTAL & AQUATIC ADVENTURES

Australia’s waterways, beaches, islands and coastline are a never ending playground. Check out these five memorable activities to get your guests in on the action. 


 

SNORKEL THE GREAT BARRIER REEF 

The Great Barrier Reef is an international icon for a reason: Queensland’s prime World Heritage area is the world’s largest coral reef system, containing some 3,000 separate coral reefs and more than 900 islands. You can snorkel over sea stars and giant sea fan coral; spot turtles and hover over clownfish; or even swim with dolphins, whales and more. Charter a boat for up to 400 people and spend the day on the Quicksilver Cruises private pontoon at Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. 

Oyster Shucking, Freycinet Marine
Oyster Farm at Saffire Freycinet,
Coles Bay, TAS

SHUCK OYSTERS AT SAFFIRE FREYCINET

Ask any chef: there’s nothing better than plucking your food fresh from the source and eating it right there. That’s exactly what’s in store at Tasmanian luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet, which overlooks crystal-clear waters where thousands of oysters are grown. You’ll harvest your own treats while wearing waders, then learn to shuck them on an outdoor dining table dressed with a white tablecloth – all without leaving the water. Saffire Freycinet is available for exclusive use and features 20 suites, a day spa, and a gourmet restaurant with a menu that changes daily.

CATCH A SYDNEY SEAPLANE TO LUNCH

There are few things more exhilarating than landing on the water in a seaplane. Sydney’s unforgettable scenic flights pair must-see views of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the magnificent Opera House with renowned destination restaurants. For example, you could soar over the harbour and city with Sydney Seaplanes before touching down on the Hawkesbury River for lunch at Cottage Point Inn.

Twelve Apostles,
Great Ocean Road, VIC

SOAR OVER THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD VIA HELICOPTER

The limestone stacks that make up the Twelve Apostles look beautiful from the land, but gazing at them from a helicopter – at angles seen only by a lucky few – is really something else. Floating back and forth along Victoria’s mottled coastline reveals a scattering of islands, the sculpted forms of peach-hued cliffs and the wild Southern Ocean. Charter a helicopter from Melbourne Helipad to fly over the Twelve Apostles before landing for a seafood lunch at Campbell Point House, a luxurious waterfront property available for private hire.

DINE ON WHITEHAVEN BEACH

The views at Whitehaven Beach on the Great Barrier Reef are so breathtaking that arriving business events visitors often forget – just for a moment – to take photos of this incredible scene. Instead, they’re too busy mentally recording the translucent blue waters, the seemingly endless stretch of forest-fringed beach and the silica-white sands of the 7-kilometre shoreline. Organise a seaplane to fly your group to Whitehaven Beach for a picnic lunch and an afternoon swim.