While in Carnarvon we were given a very good tip to visit the Dampier Archipelago on our way up to Broome. We had never heard of this group of 42 islands off the mining ports of Dampier and Port Headland servicing the petrochemical, salt, iron ore and natural gas export industries.
All we knew of the area was that it was the industrial base of the mining industry. Certainly the industries were very prominent in and around the town but once we launched Tatui and made our way to the other side of the first line of islands it opened up to an area of pretty islands, with lovely sandy beaches, clear water, lots of coral and great fishing. It was amazing that virtually no one was sharing this boating playground with us.
We had picture perfect weather and it was as close to the Whitsundays area as we had seen on our whole trip around Australia.
A boating secret that we are pleased we were told about before we had passed it by.