The Five Hidden-Away Australian Islands You Can Visit on Scenic Eclipse II - TravelMole


The Five Hidden-Away Australian Islands You Can Visit on Scenic Eclipse II

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 0

 

In 2024, Scenic Eclipse II will sail into Australian waters for the very first time. To celebrate The World’s First Discovery Yacht TM first sailing up the East Coast, our journey designers have handpicked the most unique and breathtakingly beautiful islands to explore.

 

There are 900 islands just off the coast of Queensland. These are the five most secluded and spectacular islands, which you will explore in truly all-inclusive luxury.

 

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Lizard Island 

 

 

There is an abundance of magnificent islands in the Great Barrier Reef. One of the lesser-known gems that Scenic Eclipse will take you to in 2024 is Lizard Island. Located 240 kilometres north of Cairns, this is barefoot luxury that is truly unparalleled. On Lizard Island, you’ll discover 24 white sand beaches framed by tropical jungles, and a spectacular lagoon that demands your attention. Spend the day relaxing and rejuvenating, and then return to your ultra-luxury Discovery Yacht to enjoy an iconic Queensland sunset as your butler brings you a glass of Champagne.

 

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Magnetic Island 

 

Found just off the coast of Townsville, in the northern reaches of Queensland, is Magnetic Island. Here you will marvel at an untouched paradise with idyllic beaches, turquoise waters and a verdant green bushland that runs through the heart of this 52km2 picture-perfect land. With plenty of spectacular swimming beaches, there is an impressive array of on-water activities to enjoy. Choose to kayak along Magnetic Island’s coastline, finding your own secret cove for the day. Snorkel in crystal-clear waters filled with colourful fish. Then, when the inland calls, take a guided walk through the lush bushland, filled with scores of koala bears.

 

 

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K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) 

 

 

The largest sand island in the world, K’gari (Fraser Island) is one of the most expansive within the Great Barrier Reef region. An idyllic beach runs the length of this island, with bushland hiding a secret world of walking tracks and swimming holes. The most spectacular swim spot is Lake Mackenzie, with its pristine waters lapping at a white sandy shoreline all neatly framed with tropical bushland.  On a Scenic Eclipse voyage, you can unlock K’gari (Fraser Island’s) unique wonders by either soaring above in one of two on board helicopters^, or delve below on Scenic Neptune, our custom-built submarine^. Whichever you choose, this is an island where lifelong memories will be created.

 

Willis Island

 

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At the core of every Discovery Voyage is the expert-led Discovery Team. There are up to 15 members in total, and each are experts within their field. Marine biologists, naturalists and historians, to name a few. On Willis Island, they will share the history of this small speck of land found 450 kilometres east of Cairns. This is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Seas Islands Territory. Its inhabitants are found within the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, a weather monitoring station which was established in 1921. You will learn all about the importance of Willis Island in providing early cyclone warnings for Queensland, and what life is like living in a paradise miles from anywhere.

 

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Thursday Island 

 

 

Innovative design ensures Scenic Eclipse can sail with sophisticated ease into the most remote regions in the world. One of those is Thursday Island, a magnificent paradise that is rich in Indigenous culture, history and natural beauty. Scenic Eclipse’s GPS Dynamic Positioning System ensures the Discovery Yacht never has to drop an anchor. She can reach the most secluded coves in this region without damaging sensitive seabeds. On Thursday Island, you will be welcomed into a world of culture and art by the Indigenous Torres Strait Islanders who call this paradise home.

 

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Innovative design for Unrivalled exploration

 

 

Combining innovative design with a wealth of state-of-the-art facilities, Scenic Eclipse is truly unique. A Discovery Yacht capable of reaching the most extraordinary regions in the world. Once there, each day will be filled with exceptional once-in-a-lifetime moments while indulging in truly all-inclusive luxury.

 

In the warmer waters of the Pacific, it’s taking out Scenic Eclipse stand-up paddleboards or kayaks, and exploring exceptional coves and inlets. Zipping on a Zodiac to islands that boast an untouched beauty that is truly sublime. The waters in and around Australia are filled with spectacular wildlife, which can be viewed during group snorkeling.

 

On board, relax in your sophisticated suite, with personal butler who will take of every detail to the Nth Degree. Take a culinary journey in up to ten exquisite dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, with a whiskey bar featuring over 100 blends. Indulge in exceptional wellness, with the tranquil Senses Spa, vitality pool and yoga and Pilates studio. Whichever you choose, your journey will be filled with exceptional moments you will remember for a lifetime.

 

Learn more about Scenic Eclipse journey along the East Coast on the Chairman’s Voyage: East Coast Islands & Reefs, or a Discovery Voyage from Cairns and along the spectacular coastline of tropical Queensland to Darwin on Australia’s Top End.

 

Book early and secure your preferred travel date and suite for travel in 2024. Enjoy Super Earlybird savings of up to 20% by combining our special pre-payment and Earlybird offers.

 



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