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9: Further information

Australia is a dauntingly long way away, there’s no getting around it. Even for a two-week trip, it is probably too far to go purely for a charter holiday. But there are loads of ways of making the trip worthwhile, particularly for watersports fans. We flew into Sydney, a jaw-dropping waterfront city, where we went surfing on the famous Bondi and Manly beaches, or you could also watch the 18ft Skiffs racing in their natural habitat.

From the Whitsundays or Cairns areas you can take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. The highlight of our visit was a trip to the Reef with the Poseidon dive boat from Port Douglas, with spectacular guided diving and snorkelling — and patient instructors for nervous divers like me more used to being on top of the water!

A five-day charter of a Jeanneau 37 in November with Whitsunday Rent A Yacht costs from AU$3,425, excluding flights and transfers. The non-refundable damage levy is AU$200, Marine Park Fee is AU$40, our Hamilton Island mooring cost AU$80 (not including delivery), stinger suit hire costs AU$50 for two people, snorkels are provided free of charge, but ‘snorkel sanitising’ cost AU$10. For more info visit www.rentayacht.com.au

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