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Old 16-03-2011, 22:23   #1
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Casual Queensland Moorings

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I'm hopping to bring my boat into Bundaberg late July then move her up to Airlie Beach then take her home to Sydney in October.
Can anyone recomend good places for me to moor her along the way so I can leave for a while while I go back and forth from Sydney?
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Old 16-03-2011, 22:32   #2
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Re: Casual Queensland moorings

I left my boat for six months in Yeppoon. A bit dear but no real complaints. Watch out for Richard!
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Re: Casual Queensland moorings

Never stopped there, but I've heard good things about Gladstone marina. Price seems to be much better than a lot on the Qld coast.

You can get moorings at Airlie through some of the charter companies, seem reasonably priced, and have a tender service too.
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Old 18-03-2011, 17:25   #4
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Gladstone is a great place. If I had to leave a boat again, I'd take it there.
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There is another place that comes to mind,bit of a trip to get there but great people. Laguna Quays.
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Yeah Gladstone marina looks good will cost about $22 a day for a swing mooring, which seems a bit expensive considering I'm paying $40 a week in St Martin.

Is Airlie Beach the best place to leave a boat for a few months if you want explore the Whitsundays and fly in and out?
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As I remember I payed about that for a berth in Laguna Quays. Now that was a while ago, in 2003 I think.
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Re: Casual Queensland moorings

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Is Airlie Beach the best place to leave a boat for a few months if you want explore the Whitsundays and fly in and out?
Proserpine Airport is close to Airlie and you can get transfers to/from Airlie without much hassle. Hamilton Island has more flights, but you are looking at $50 per person to get to/from Airlie by the ferry.

Mackay is the other airport in the area, but getting to/from Airlie is a struggle from there as it's a 2 hour car trip. Maybe Mackay to Laguna is possible?
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I think Laguna to Mackay is quite a run. When I was there, there was an old car at Laguna that berthers could use to drive to Proserpine to shop and such.
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You could use the swimming pool at the resort too!
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Thanks, does anyone know if you can take your boat to Heron Island?
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Re: Casual Queensland moorings

FWIW,

I believe that Laguna Keys was badly trashed in the past cyclone season.

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I only want a swing mooring so hopefully they can be fixed by July?
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I'm sorry to hear about the damage at Laguna. That was a pretty cool place. There is a sign on a post on the way into Heron telling all that the place is private and not to enter unless you are a guest. That was a while ago.
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I'm sorry to hear about the damage at Laguna. That was a pretty cool place. There is a sign on a post on the way into Heron telling all that the place is private and not to enter unless you are a guest. That was a while ago.
OK does the resort own the harbour?
Most of the island used to be a National Park or doesn't that count in QLD?
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