Hook Island – Cumberland Group of Islands
Spectacular natural surroundings and excellent snorkelling and diving sites, Hook Island is home to picturesque bays, ideal sailing and kayaking conditions and safe anchorages sheltered from any windy weather for our Whitsunday Islands YOTSPACE superyachts.
Hook Island is the second largest island in the Cumberland group, a popular anchorage for YOTSPACE superyacht voyage Captains. Approximately 58 square kilometres in size and holds many opportunities to see abundant wildlife including sea eagles, kites and ospreys, reef fish, dolphins and humpback whales frolicking in the Whitsunday Passage (between May – September).
The most popular areas on the island are the Nara Inlet, Maureen’s Cove and the Crayfish beach. Nara Inlet is located at the most Southern end of the island, it is again one of the many sheltered bays YOTSPACE superyacht voyage Captains choose to anchor due to the calm conditions. It is the ideal area for kayaking, in the wet season after heavy rain fall, there is also a waterfall at the bottom on Nara Inlet. If your voyage includes diving and snorkelling, you may be taken to Maureen’s Cove where there is an abundance of sea life.
You can also take a short walk up the rocky path to the Ngaro cultural site where you will see ancient rock art wall paintings and an interactive display on the history of the Ngaro Aboriginal people.
Or, if you’re feeling a little more energetic and have some hiking experience up your sleeve, take a 5km walk up the Whitsunday Peak which will take you around 1.5 hours but the view well worth it when you get to the top!
Hook Island is great for:
- Hiking and bushwalking
- Aboriginal history
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