Charter Options 6-7-8 hours

Nara Inlet
Caves And Waterfall Experience

January – February – March

Aboriginal Caves & Freshwater Waterfall Tour

Begin your exclusively Whitehaven Beach tour experience at Tongue Bay. Captain Russell and crew will advise of the times for the day’s activities. First up, a brief trip in the Brilliant Company tender to head ashore. Once here, you’ll make your way up to the Hill Inlet lookout via a short walk. Your guide is on hand to offer information about local flora and fauna and the Ngaro tribe. Who once populated the Whitsunday Islands.

Nara Inlet Tour

Live the Island life and discover some of Whitsunday’s natural attractions in comfort aboard Brilliant Company. The Nara Inlet caves and waterfall experience is a unique cruising tour that departs and returns from Hamilton Island Marina. Nara Inlet is nestled in the southeast end of Whitsundays Hook Island. This secluded bay is well known for its calm tranquil waters that reflect the dense forestry that covers the island’s steep hills.

Within the hills of the inlet is the Ngaro cultural site has caves with ancient rock wall paintings and interactive displays where you can learn about the history of the Ngaro Aboriginal people. Press the many buttons provided to hear all about their history at Hook Island.

A visit to Nara Inlet is not complete without venturing further down to the end of the inlet. Here you will find a magical fresh-water rock pool with a refreshing waterfall that seasonally flows in the wetter summer months. However, this natural waterfall only flows best during January, February and March.

Topnotch also highly recommends indulging with a refreshing swim to cool down whilst sipping your favourite holiday beverage.

Nara Caves

Embark on a fascinating cultural journey to the site of the caves. The initial walk starts from the beach and heads up the stairs for a short distance. Once at the top of the brief bushwalk, there is a viewing platform at the cave’s entrance. Get ready to be captivated by the many Ngaro rock art, middens and the historical stories they reveal.

Feel transported 9000 years back in time to when the original inhabitants of this land. A true maritime people who thrived on the ocean’s rich resources. The Ngaro rock art decorating this once-hidden cave marks one of the oldest Indigenous sites on Australia’s east coast. With its picturesque turquoise waters and excellent calm anchorage, Nara Inlet is only a leisurely hour cruise away from Hamilton Island.

Nara Inlet Caves And Waterfall Tour Information

All-inclusive Private Cruise – Non Fishing Charter

Private Charter Inclusions:

  • 6-hour charter$6,600.00 (times flexible between 8 am – 4 pm)
  • 7-hour charter$7,600.00 (times flexible between 8 am – 4 pm)
  • 8-hour charter – $8,600.00 – 8 am to 4 pm
  • Whole boat booking – up to a maximum of 9 guests
  • Guided walk to the aboriginal caves.
  • Travel in a tender to swim at the waterfall
  • Catering provided – morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne and bottles of water.
  • Non-fishing cruise.
  • *** Note we do not do snorkelling.
What To Bring On Your Nara Inlet Caves And Waterfall Tour
  • Swimwear, beach towel, personal sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera and long sleeve shirt.
  • BYO alcohol – please no red wine.

All charters depart & return from Hamilton Island Marina.

*** Note that daily island transfers are available on ferries to transport you from Port Of Airlie, Daydream Island to Hamilton Island. Please check the latest Cruise Whitsunday timetable for departure & arrivals.

Please consult your chemist for any seasick medication before your trip and us know of any special dietary requirements in advance for private charters.

*** Note tours are private charters only. Brilliant Company is a no shoes vessel and smoking is permitted in the cockpit only.

whitsunday island great escape
whitsunday island great escape
Hamilton Island Marina on D Arm Near the Marina Tavern
Departure Time
8 hour charter departs at 8 am - 6 hour charter has flexible times
Return Time
8 hour charter returns at 4 pm - 6 hour charter has flexible times
Up to maximum 9 guests