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A division of Hideaway Holidays (established since 1977)
Located in Sydney, Australia
Phone: 61-2-8799-2500
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Here you will find some of the world’s most inviting cruising regions: a collection of picturesque and tropical islands, offering an infinite variety of sailing experiences.


In the vast blue Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian Islands and Australia lie some of the most beautiful, unspoiled sailing destinations on the planet. Proceeding westward across the Pacific from Polynesia to Melanesia, there are the island gems of Tahiti… The Kingdom of Tonga… Fiji… Vanuatu… New Zealand… New Caledonia, and finally, the hospitable Whitsunday Islands of Australia.

Sailing Holidays in the Pacific…… Sailing in the South Pacific offers an entire range of experiences, from the thrill of blue water passages to the serenity of sheltered, crystal-clear lagoons. Cruising in this area of the world is especially rewarding for those who seek a combination of seclusion and exposure to exotic yet hospitable cultures.

Paradise Adventures & Cruises (a division of Hideaway Holidays-established since 1977) is a tour wholesaler/yacht broker based in Sydney, Australia. The management team of the company offer you their combined travel experience of 47 years, however we are more than just travel experts… we are also Internet savvy! This means that you can expect quick, efficient, up to date information, as well as personalised service. We pride ourselves on speedy email replies, as we are standing by full time monitoring all inquiries.

We offer unbiased information and can source the best vessel for you, based on your requirements, at the best price. Our company has specialised in South Pacific holidays for over 25 years. Through the years we have established contracts with most hotels, the various yachting vendors such as Sunsail, Moorings, Tahiti Yacht Charter, and quite a few airlines, including Virgin Blue, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, and Air Tahiti Nui. This means that you will save money purchasing your entire package through us, including your airline tickets, yacht charter, pre and/or post hotel accommodation, and anything else you require. In most cases your complete package will cost you less than if you purchased the airfares, yacht charter or cruise, and hotels separately. Our specialties include dream weddings or romantic honeymoons in Paradise! We do everything, from co-ordination to assisting with paperwork, the reception, etc.

In today’s busy world we understand that today’s traveller is looking for information quickly, as well as a good value. Our wholesale package rates will save you time & money. You can sit back and relax, knowing that we can handle EVERYTHING for you.


Whitsunday sailing… Great Barrier Reef cruises and charters, magnificent tropical islands, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, sheltered coves plus idyllic calm water sailing and cruises.
Whatever your preference, be it the slap of sail and creak of timber of a classic tall ship or the pleasures of luxury cruising, you have the choice of vessels offering the very best of Whitsunday sailing and Great Barrier Reef cruises.

The Whitsunday Islands are one of the most beautiful sailing and cruising destinations in the world. The scenery is spectacular beyond words, the marine life is teeming with vivid colours and magnificent corals are waiting to be explored.

We’d like to invite you to this paradise to join one of our voyages of discovery.

Great Barrier Reef Small Ship Cruising
Discover a paradise of remote and uninhabited islands – become a lazy beachcomber or an inquisitive adventurer on one of the 3, 4 or 7 night cruises between Cairns & Townsville. “Coral Princess” and “Coral Princess II” accommodate 54 and 48 guests respectively in twin and double Deluxe Staterooms, Upper Deck Staterooms, Staterooms and Cabins. The new luxury expedition cruise ship “Oceanic Discoverer” carries 72 passengers. Onboard accommodation comprises 36 spacious modern staterooms.
WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS SAILING – bareboat charters, private crewed charters, or sailings ‘by the cabin’
Home to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s wonders, The Whitsundays are filled with tropical rainforests, mangroves and beaches. Most of the 74 islands have national park status and there are 35,000 sq kms of marine park with a perfect climate and calm protected waters.

Hamilton Island offers its own jet airport and large, full-service marina with excellent facilities. It is the yachting center of the Whitsundays, catering to every whim, with a multitude of shops, restaurants, a wildlife park and game fishing. The island is laced with secluded beaches and hill treks and trails for the more energetic.
CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES: THE KIMBERLEY, AN OUTBACK ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME- this 10 night expedition cruise will take you to a place of magnificent vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, wide savannah plains and waterfalls which defy both nature and belief. With the new vessel Oceanic Discoverer joining the renowned Coral Princess in the Kimberley program this season, join us on our series of 10 night voyages of adventure and discovery to the Australian Outback between Darwin and Broome.

CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES: ACROSS THE TOP OF AUSTRALIA- Explore the Great Barrier Reef and remote Cape York, the remote and mysterious Arnhem Land, and the beauty of Kakadu and the Cobourg Peninsula on our 11 night expedition cruise between Cairns and Darwin. Email us for more details.

CORAL PRINCESS CRUISES: CAPE YORK- Truly one of Australia’s last frontiers where life occurs in dramatic abundance – both above and below water – and where spectacular landscapes are bordered by the pristine blue waters of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. This 7 day 6 night exploration cruise combines the unique and remote coastline of Far North Queensland, the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, the pioneering history of “The Cape”, and the indigenous culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. 4WD safari packages are also available that extend the 7 day Cape York cruise into a truly memorable 13 or 14 day Cape York Safari experience.

Fiji Afloat- Playground for body, mind and spirit

Fiji cruises, Fiji yacht charters, Fiji sailing, Fiji Surf and kite surfing charters, Fiji honeymoons, Dive Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruises, Captain Cook Cruises, Tall Ship Cruises, Tui Tai cruises, South Pacific Sailing

Magical Islands…Incomparable cruising… Fiji’s 330 tropical islands offers some of the most spectacular cruising anywhere on the planet. Add to this the famous Fijian hospitality and you’re on course for a holiday you’ll never forget.

Cruising the sparkling emerald and sapphire waters of the Fiji Islands is not only a pleasure but a voyage back to childhood dreams of faraway places. Here panoramic views of coastal waters and distance islands suddenly come into view. Where shimmering lagoons beckon and tropical fish dance in your wake. And the climate is as gentle as the offshore breezes. But this is only the beginning of cruising Fiji. From day and sunset cruises, to luxury yachts and motorboats with full accommodation, to chartered yachts for those who want to explore the beauty and mystery of islands for themselves. Fiji offers you a choice of how you sail the Pacific’s most friendly isles.

Hawaii cruising packages and special deals. Something different and unique – explore Hawaii on a small ship Expedition cruise. Explore remote shoreline, mostly staying on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands chain. Along the way, view marine species and endangered animals, many native to the Hawaiian Islands. Experience traditional Hawaiian culture, meet the local people, and discover the islands’ natural gifts in a way only accessible on a small ship adventure cruise. Immerse yourself in this tropical wonderland to experience the islands from a different perspective.


In the heart of the South Pacific lies a beautiful island surrounded by an emerald green lagoon. New Caledonia is a land like no other, offering visitors an insight to a paradise of undeniable beauty and ecological treasures, all waiting to be discovered.

Third largest island in the Pacific Region after Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, New Caledonia is located in southern Melanesia, at a latitude of 19° – 23° south and at a longitude of 158° – 172° east. About 1,500 km from Australia, 1,700 km from New Zealand, 5,000 km from Tahiti, 7,000 km from Japan, 10,000 km from the West Coast of the USA and 20,000 km from France.

Nicknamed the Eternal Spring Island or the Island closest to Paradise, New Caledonia is above all remarkable because of its lagoon. With the second largest coral barrier reef in the world after the one on the Australian continent, the Caledonian lagoon contains a varied fauna composed of multicoloured fish, of corals of incredible shapes, a real paradise for deep-sea hunters, film directors, deep-sea divers and anglers or trawlers.

To make it even more engaging, it is colonised with numerous little islands, each possessing its own micro-lagoon, its own beaches, its own varied vegetation and its own anchorage ideal for yachts or motor boats. An ideal lake for holiday makers, this lagoon with its warm, marvellous waters that are as transparent as a diamond, allow the evolution of Sailing boats, hobie cats and above all windsurfers in total security. New Caledonia is the world champion of wind surfing.

In harmony with the Melanesian culture, the French have brought European style and elegance to New Caledonia. The “French ambience” is described by many as a taste of France in the South Pacific. This is the romance of New Caledonia.

New Zealand sailing & cruises: The best of all worlds

New Zealand bareboat & crewed yacht charters from Auckland or the Bay of Islands, Tall Ship cruises in New Zealand, Coral Princess Cruises expedition cruising in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a truly unique destination, sparkling island studded bays, cobalt blue seas, edged with long silvery beaches, pockets of subtropical forest, towns immersed in history and charm….. We offer you stunning sailing from the central Auckland base in the Hauraki Gulf. This cruising ground has over 76 islands to explore, and over 200 sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline all the way north to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is also a renowned cruising destination which combines early New Zealand history with stunning natural scenery and marine life, only 3 hours drive from Auckland.

Cruise Tahiti’s Leeward Islands

The four main islands Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine and Bora Bora are just five or six hours sail from each other. Each island is dominated by tall volcanic hills covered in luscious green undergrowth and surrounded by a coral reef which shelters its lagoon and fine sandy beaches.

Bora Bora – Jewel of the South Seas

Undoubtedly the most famous island in Polynesia, Bora Bora is surprisingly small. But what the tiny gem lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty. Approach it from the air or sea, and you are greeted with a captivating vision… a coral reef dotted with emerald islets encircles the main island like a string of luscious pearls. At the centre of this dramatic setting the chisel-like bulk of Mount Otemanu rises sharply out of the gentle lagoon.

Raiatea & Tahaa – Sacred Homeland & Vanilla Island

Raiatea is the second largest island in French Polynesia, situated 120 miles north-west of Tahiti. Ancient cultural, religious and royal heart of Polynesia, Raiatea was, according to legend, the birthplace of the gods. From here the great canoes set out for Hawaii and New Zealand, entire tribes sailing off to colonise new shores. Long ago the people called the island Havai’i (“the homeland”) and believed it was the place where spirits live on after death. And it is only here, on the slopes of sacred Mount Temehani, that one can glimpse the rare tiare apetahi, a flower found nowhere else on earth.

Tahaa is so named for its numerous plantations of the fragrant vanilla plant, whose sweet aroma lingers in the air, seeping into every nook and cranny of the island. While fishing and farming are its main livelihoods, what seduces visitors are its pretty beaches, coral gardens, and the sandy motu which pepper the lagoon it shares with Raiatea

Huahine – The Garden Isle

Least explored of the Society Islands, Huahine is a happy, peaceful place, where the traditional Polynesian way of life continues in spectacular scenery that rivals any on Moorea or Bora Bora. Lush with vanilla plantations, banana groves, and taro fields, Huahine is actually two islands basking in one lagoon, encircled by a coral necklace. The lagoon, bordered by white sand beaches, is rich with sea life. Huahine is also the proud owner of one of the largest and best preserved archaeological sites: the Maeva marae, which is a group of a number of large marae at the foot of Mount Mouatapu and on the shores of lake Fauna Nui. Legends also abound in this island desired by Hiro and now adopted by artists in search of their roots.