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Cruising North – Top 8 Marinas

Cruising North – Top 8 Marinas

by July 10, 2021


Ideally located between Brisbane and Gold Coast, Horizon Shores Marina is one of the largest wet berth marinas in Australia. The marina caters to vessels up to 80ft in length, including catamarans, houseboats and cruising boats. Visiting boats are welcome, as the marina provides short-term or long-term berthing arrangements to suit your budget. Each berth offers power and water, after-hours security patrols, access controlled and key-entry gates.



The marina offers a variety of services: 500 wet berths, 350 dry stack storage bays, 200 trailer boat storage locations, a 70t travelift, 24/7 dockside assistance to catch your lines and assist you into the berth, on-water fuel facility, fresh water, chandlery, marine refit and repair trades, hardstand, and refit sheds, plus licensed onsite cafe.

Lat/Long: S 27° 45′ E 153° 21′

80 Cabbage Tree Point Rd, Woongoolba 4207 Ph:(07) 5546 2300



East Coast Marina, at the heart of Manly Boat Harbour, Brisbane offers the best possible access to the beautiful Moreton Bay. We have 300 secure water berths for boats up to 18m all with power and water, plus 240 undercover dry storage spaces, with a 7-day launch service for boats up to 10m. On site services include a café, amenities and laundry and bike hire. On site tenants include a marine engineer, marine electrician, marine trimmers, detailer, boat sales, and a yachting school fully accredited with the RYA. Fuel, chandlery, sail makers, riggers and pumpout facilities are all available within the Harbour.

Manly Village is a short walk away, offering a grocery store, post office, newsagency, chemist, coffee shops, restaurants and more. Markets are on some Saturdays and every Sunday. Access to the City and Brisbane Airport is quick and easy by public or private transport.

Lat/Long: S 27° 27.6′ E 153° 11.2′

570 Royal Esplanade, Manly Boat Harbour 4179 Ph:(07) 3393 3811



Centrally located with direct access to Moreton Bay, Scarborough Marina offers a broad range of services and facilities to suit the needs of all boating enthusiasts.


The marina comprises over 230 wet berths, a full service boat yard and a valet-serviced rack storage facility for the modern, affordable and convenient alternative to trailer boating. Whether passing through or planning to stay, the full-service marina, backed by great customer service, aims to bring back the real enjoyment to your boating. It has a modern cruiser’s lounge with TV and free WIFI, electronic-gate access, 24-hour CCTV monitoring, and 24-hour fuel service. Casual, overnight and long-term berthing are available, but bookings are essential. This marina is home to a full-service boatyard and on-site services, including chandlery, rigging, mechanics, boat repairs, and more. Lat/Long: S 27°10.75’ E 153°06.3’

28 Thurecht Parade, Scarborough 4020 Ph:(07) 3880 0300



The Sunshine Coast’s largest and most popular marina, Mooloolaba Marina is also home to the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club (SCYC), and the award-winning Pier 33 Restaurant & Bar. The Marina is conveniently located within walking distance to the township of Mooloolaba, one of Queensland’s leading holiday destinations. This central location includes a world class surf beach across the road and easy access to local fresh caught seafood. With a friendly welcoming atmosphere, that is ideal for a relaxing holiday or short-term stay to unwind from the rigours of ocean cruising.

The marina has 265 protected wet berths, with 24-hour access to onshore amenities, berthing assistance, onsite restaurant, gas refilling and BBQ facilities.

The marina office is open seven days with access to quality local marine trades and services for maintenance, upgrades, and improvements with fuel and haul-out services located close nearby.

Lat/Long: S 26°, E 153°

33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557 Ph: (07) 5444 5653



The waterways surrounding Tin Can Bay provide for great boating in a wide variety of weather conditions and the area has a great reputation for fishing.


Situated at the southern end of the Great Sandy Strait which also provides easy access to Fraser Island. Catamaran and mono berths ranging from 9m to 20m plus, for short and long term rentals. New showers and restrooms, 30-tonne travel lift, on-water fuel, holding tank pump out facilities, laundry, extensive marine trade services including spray booths, mechanical/outboard/diesel service, upholstery and boat trimming. State-of-the-art security and fire mitigation systems. The marina includes alfresco style dining at the Marina Bar & Grill, and charter fishing, chandlery and bait. Stay right on the water’s edge in a villa with a balcony overlooking the marina.

Lat/Long: S 25° 55.0, E 153° 0.0

Oyster Parade Tin Can Bay Ph:(07) 5488 1800



Welcome to the gateway of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The complex can be comparable to arriving at an oasis. The beautifully landscaped lawns and modern amenities make this complex inviting to visiting cruisers from all corners of the globe. Facilities include 180 floating berths, 100 Hardstand and Dry Storage boat spaces, 75-tonne Travelift, 24-hour diesel fuel, laundry, courtesy bus, and the Marina is an official International Port of Entry for vessels travelling from overseas destinations.


Several businesses operate within the complex including a fully stocked chandlery, yacht brokers, takeaway, restaurant/café, Lady Musgrave Experience Tours and Diving, gift shop and all associated trades and services to complete all maintenance on your vessel. Cruisers Cove is located in the complex and is a great place to meet other travellers. Fridays are BBQ nights.

Lat/Long: S 24° 45.626, E 152° 23.138

15-17 Marina Drive, Port Bundaberg Ph:(07) 4159 5066




Set your sails and discover the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef and the Gladstone Region. Anchor down at Gladstone Marina and plan your adventure with help from our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Search out spectacular secluded anchorages and explore our region’s hidden secrets. Plan your Narrows crossing or cruise the beautiful Bunker group of islands and experience stunning Fitzroy Lagoon and majestic Lady Musgrave.


Our first-class facilities are sure to impress with wide fairways, dedicated catamaran berths, a courtesy bus, a luxury lounge to help you refresh, as well as a chandlery and mechanics. Use Gladstone Marina as your base to explore – only an hour flight from Brisbane or a leisurely six-hour drive. Plan your holiday now, enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, and refresh, relax and explore! Proudly operated by Gladstone Ports Corporation.

Lat/Long: S 23° 49.80′, E 151° 15.2′

98 Bryan Jordan Dr, Gladstone Central 4680 Ph: (07) 4976 1399



On completion, Shute Harbour Marina Resort is set to become a world-class precinct destined to breathe new life into the region, now and long into the future. Located just 10 kilometres south of Airlie Beach, 25 kilometres northeast of Proserpine and 100 kilometres north of Mackay, Shute Harbour is the closest mainland Marina to the iconic Whitsunday Islands.

The resort promises a state-of-the-art marina with private accommodation for the world’s finest yachts and cruisers, a master-planned Marina Plaza – Pier 61, with a diverse array of boutique retail and commercial opportunities, as well as sought-after residential allotments and apartments for sale. Berths ranging from 10-30+ metres are pre-selling now, plus there’s exclusive retail and commercial leasing opportunities at Pier 61, waterfront residences for sale and luxury accommodation available. Your Whitsundays dream awaits.

Lat/Long: S 20° 17.342′, E 148° 46.757′

Shute Harbour Road, Shute Harbour 4802 Stuart Higgins Ph: 0408 832 995