Hamilton Island to Lord Howe Island to Balls Pyramid to Pittwater / 1,270nm / 14 Days / CAT 1 Offshore Passage
Take a stunning 1,270nm+ Category 1 ocean passage from Hamilton Island south, down Queensland’s East Coast through the sparkling Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island and then onto the final destination of Pittwater NSW, 16 Nm north of Sydney. We’ll overnight at one of the islands or a coastal marina and then assess the weather conditions to decide whether we sail down the eastern or western side of the world’s largest sand island; Fraser Island’.
Then we will set a course for Lord Howe Island, where we will tie up on a mooring in the lagoon for 2 nights on the western side and take the opportunity to swim, cycle, hike, relax and enjoy everything this stunning island has to offer. Upon departing Lord Howe Island we’ll sail past the unique Balls Pyramid 13nm to the SE, stretching almost 500m out of the ocean, before changing course for SW for the final leg to Pittwater.
At this time of the year thousands of whales head up and down the Australian East Coast and whale sightings along with dolphins and sea turtles are a common occurrence so bring your camera.
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