Take to the water in Tasmania this summer

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If you love the water, why not spend some time sailing or yachting on your next trip to Tasmania?

The island state has a higher percentage of boats per head of population than anywhere else in Australia – and whether you are a novice sailor or an experienced pro, you'll find the waters here have something to offer everyone.

Whether you want to bring your own boat, hire a craft on the island or prefer to sign up for one of the numerous sailing and yachting experiences available right across Tasmania, you'll find plenty of choices.

Adrenaline junkies will find plenty of thrills at Port Davey, which – along with Bathurst Harbour – is even larger than the famous Sydney Harbour.

Here, you'll be able to experience the dramatic winds of the Roaring Forties – and take in some truly spectacular sights. The wilderness here is World Heritage-listed and you'll be amazed by its vast size and ancient history.

Alternatively, you'll find plenty of great sailing near Hobart, the capital city. Most sailors prefer the route along the east coast, which offers plenty of protected anchorages in the costal villages.

Wherever – and however – you choose to take to the water, you'll want to ensure you remain abreast of the latest weather and condition updates. You can keep track of the latest news and developments at Marine and Safety Australia – it's a wise idea to check for any notices for sailors before you begin your voyage.

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