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New Public Moorings and Reef Protection Markers for Bareboat Charterers in the Whitsundays 4:26pm, Thu 22 Feb 2018

There is a new complement of public moorings and reef protection markers recently installed around the Whitsundays, allowing bareboat charterers more options for secure overnight anchorages and help protect remaining coral cover.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service announced an additional 60 moorings have been added to the already 85 that were in place, bringing the total mooring count to 145! Some were added to anchorages that already had some in place, while others were installed in bays and anchorages that previously didn't have any which means more places for bareboat charterers to explore.

Haselwood Island

Chalkies Beach: 9 new moorings - a great alternative spot to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach as it has the same white silica sand and some snorkelling.

Whitsunday Island

Tongue Bay:
Cairn Beach: 3 new moorings - 2 of which are for tenders
Tongue Bay: 5 new moorings

Hook Island

Crayfish Bay: 2 new moorings - take caution when approaching and leave adequate swinging room
Maureens Cove: 2 new moorings
Baird Point: 3 new moorings
Stonehaven Bay: 4 new moorings
West Butterfly Bay: 1 new mooring
East Butterfly Bay: 3 new moorings
Luncheon Bay: 1 new mooring
Saba Bay: 3 new moorings

Border Island

Cataran Bay: 2 new moorings and an upgrade of 1 mooring from an A class to a B class

Hayman Island

Blue Pearl Bay: 3 new moorings and 2 additional reef protection markers

South Molle Island

Sandy Bay: 5 new moorings

Download a copy of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorities Mooring Map

Contact us today to discuss your next bareboat charter.


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