Things to do and see this spring


For many boaties, Whitsundays is their home away from home for the winter months. Come spring, the migration back down the eastern coast of Australia begins. To help you on your way, we have compiled a list of things to do and see on the east coast of Queensland. And as life isn’t just all fun and games, a couple of things to keep in check with your boat as well.


Get a visual check from Charlie on your way through the Gold Coast


You’ve probably already had your antifoul and maintenance done already this year and are set for the busy summer season at home. Nevertheless, to keep your boat running smoothly, get an intermediate service on your way passed the Gold Coast. Even just a visual is worth a quick stop for, to check everything is looking good. Give Charlie a call at Seatech Marine for a quick chat, professional opinion and a booking if needed.


The Boatworks offers Free Day

Also, The Boatworks is offering a Free Day. Book your Haul Out of the water on a Wednesday, Thursday or a Friday and they will give you the 1st Sunday FREE of Charge.

 Remember to book well in advance as berths for big yachts area at a premium this time of year!


Activities along Queensland Coast for Boaties


15 August – 30 September              Quandamooka Festival, North Stradbroke Is.

Program with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), music, art exhibitions, workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances.


22 August – 31 October                   Annual Fraser Island Taylor Season Weigh-In

A Charity Fundraising Event, raising funds for the Queensland RACQ Lifeflight Rescue Service. This event is for enthusiastic fishermen of all sizes and capabilities.


9 – 30 September                              Brisbane Festival

Each September, Brisbane Festival explodes across the city with a program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. 


10 September                                               Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast

A world-class course taking in highlights of the region from country to coast; starting with a swim off the surf beach followed by a fast bike course and a two lap run course along the Mooloolaba Esplanade cheered on by spectators.


21 – 30 September                           Griffith Opera on the Beach – Aida, Gold Coast

Verdi’s famous opera in a new production featuring fireworks of the vocal and exploding kind, colourful costumes and local surf life savers parading past you on the sand of one of the most iconic beaches in Australia.


6 – 15 October                                  The Crush Festival, Bundaberg

The Crush Festival lights imaginations with live performances, exhibitions and events that celebrate the stories of the Bundaberg region through the arts.


20 – 22 October                                Gold Coast 600

Get your heart racing with a huge line-up of racing and entertainment at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 with three days of competition on the streets of Surfers Paradise.


29 October – 2 November               Amateur Gold Championships, Hamilton Is.

A 36-hole amateur stableford event played at the Hamilton Island Golf Club during the PGA Professionals Championships.


23 November                                                Ashes Tour Australia v England, Brisbane

1st test match of the Magellan Ashes 2017-2018 tour.



We hope you have a safe and fun journey back south. Don’t forget to call us and book in if you want us to do a quick visual inspection of everything. Enjoy!