Far North Queensland
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Our most recommended Far North Queensland Valentine's Day

Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

1. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Sparkling Wine

Depart from the Coral Sea Marina in the Northern Village, which is only a short walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. You will cruise around Pioneer Bay and then get up close to many of the points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot turtles on the way, and on Wednesdays you can see the locals on their weekly yacht race. Watch a picture-perfect sunset and observe Airlie start to light up at dusk, whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly.  The Sundowner is a fully covered purpose-built catamaran designed for socializing. Unlike a yacht, it has a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move, and high heels are welcome. Plenty of seating is available on board, and every seat has a great view of the Ocean.

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Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

2. Airlie Beach: Sunset Sail to Whitsundays

Embark on an adventure and set sail on a 2-hour sunset sail across the bay. Be welcomed on board with a glass of bubbles.  Relax on the green cushioned seats on deck. Help pull up a sail, or two if you feel like it or just chill on deck and take in the tropical sunset.  Enjoy some snacks on the platter consisting of crusty bread, cheeses, fruit, and dips. This experience is perfect for a romantic evening and a journey to remember. Experience the boat Providence V that was in a Hollywood movie called Survive the Savage Seas and is one of the most picturesque sailing boats in the Whitsundays. The boat is built from North Queensland timber and is a replica of the old Grand Banks fishing boats,  a Bluenose or Gloucester schooner.

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Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

3. Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies. Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water. Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world. Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard bar.

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Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Drinks

4. Airlie Beach: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise with Drinks

Begin your evening as the sun is still high and warm, cruising out into Airlie Bay. Sit back, relax and enjoy live acoustic entertainment, an open bar, and a delicious antipasto onboard.  The perfect way to wind down your day in paradise. As the sun dips down, the twinkling lights of Airlie Beach spring to life offering charming panoramic views as you head back into the Port of Airlie. Step off the boat invigorated and head out into town to carry on your night.

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Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz & Antipasto

5. Airlie: Sunset Sail with Aperol Spritz & Antipasto

Enjoy the sunset over the coast on this roundtrip sailing venture to the Whitsundays islands from Airlie Beach. Board a traditional timber sailing ship. Discover facts about the local flora an fauna from the crew. Climb aboard the Lady Enid sailing vessel. Stow away your bags and shoes. Walk barefoot on the wooden deck and settle in with a delicious Aperol Spritz. Listen to an introduction of the ship's features and a safety briefing while departing from Coral Sea Marina. See the crew hoist the sails. Move freely move around the ship and take advantage of the cushioned seating. Relax and soak up the ambiance as you savor the variety of flavors in your antipasti platter. Admire the rich colors of the sunset reflecting on the water. Let the crew point out various points of interest as you sail and listen as they tell you about the history of the area. Have the option to purchase additional drinks from the bar. Admire the lights of Airlie Beach dancing on the water as you return for the night.

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From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

6. From Airlie Beach: 60-Minute Whitsundays Scenic Flight

Delight in a 60-minute scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the big window views from your comfortable fixed-wing aircraft, and learn all about the area with your experienced pilot's expert commentary. After pickup from your accommodation in Airlie Beach, head to the nearby airport for take-off. Unlike flights offered by other companies in the area, the local partner is able to take-off from much closer to Airlie Beach, saving you the long 40-minute travel time. Once up in the air, marvel at the best bird's-eye views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Fly over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations Heart Reef. After you land, transfer back to your accommodation in Airlie Beach.

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Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

7. Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Discover the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach with this seaplane tour from Airlie Beach. Enjoy a stop to explore this World Heritage-listed location and savor a freshly-prepared lunch. Your experience starts with pickup from selected locations. Board the seaplane and soar over the Whitsunday Islands, admiring aerial views of Heart Reef, Hill Inlet, and more. Listen to the in-flight commentary as you cruise towards Whitehaven Beach. Land at a private location in Hardy Lagoon. Relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or paddle across the calm waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Enjoy coral viewing in a semi-submersible vessel, with an underwater viewing chamber, sun and shade deck areas, and easy access to the water. Swim in the refreshing waters and explore the coral gardens teeming with marine life. During the stop, you’ll enjoy lunch served on the beach. At the end of the trip, board the seaplane back to Airlie Beach, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Townsville: Sunset Sail Tour Boat Cruise

8. Townsville: Sunset Sail Tour Boat Cruise

Set sail from Townsville Yacht club on a sunset cruise and watch the last rays of the day descend over Townsville. Sit back and relax on this exclusive small group sunset sail escape. With the views of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy beautiful sights of Strand beach, Cleveland Bay, and also the famous Magnetic Island. Watch the amber sun descend over Magnetic Island or Townsville with some complimentary drinks onboard.

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Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

9. Cairns: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Start with an early morning pickup and transfer from your accommodation in Cairns. Travel to the Atherton Tablelands and arrive at the launch site to see the amazing display of the balloons being inflated.  Take off from Mareeba and soar into the air. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at dawn as you float in a hot air balloon. Admire the scenic views of vast open spaces on all sides. Keep watch for local wildlife, including native birds or even kangaroos roaming free. Cruise through the air with a professionally-trained crew, who will maximize enjoyment and ensure your safety. After you land, help out with fun pack-up games and receive a commemorative certificate. Then, then head back to your accommodation in Cairns.

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Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

10. Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

Spend a full day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in numerous activities from exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet in the north to swimming, hiking, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun in the south. Cruise to the 7-kilometer long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Start from the northern end of the beach and take a leisurely 1.3-kilometer hike to the Hill Inlet lookout. Follow the path of the native inhabitants of Whitsundays, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim, relax by the beach or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach lookout and take in the beautiful scenery of Whitehaven Beach. Then, savor a delicious gourmet burger that will be waiting for you back at the Whitehaven Beach.

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

Everything from the beginning till the end was an amazing experience. The music, the time spent and the food was really good. Highly recommended. Alejandra

The tour guides were hilarious and made the trip really entertaining! Bubbles, music and a gorgeous sunset, couldn't ask for anything more:)

Amazing staff and value for money. I would definitely recommend to everyone.

Incredible sunset sailing! Amazing staff. Recommended 1000%!!!!!!!!!

Awesome afternoon and a great experience. The crew were amazing