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Boat Trips to Islands

People from around the world associate Queensland with the stunning islands of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsundays, and when you stay at The Feathered Nest you are lucky enough to have both at your doorstep.

Exploring the islands is easy with many tours and day trips to the islands departing either Shute Harbour or the Mackay Marina. Simply have a chat with us to let us know what you want to see and we can recommend which tour would be the most suitable.

Boat trips departing from Shute Harbour have direct access to the postcard perfect Whitsunday islands - including Daydream Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island and Lindeman Island. Go for the day and enjoy fishing, snorkeling or diving amongst the tropical fish.

If you want to step off the tourist path, take a boat trip from the Mackay Marina and visit the Cumberland Islands. Located just off the coast of Mackay in the Coral Sea, the Cumberland Islands include Brampton Island and Keswick Island.


There are a number of fantastic local operators who can take you to the islands. Take a look at the Tourism Whitsundays or Mackay Tourism websites for further information, or come and see us at reception.


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