Rose Jacobs and Bree Laughlin

Date: 5th June 2016

Episode: 18

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There’s only one place to go for summer all year round and a world-class sailing experience– it’s the Whitsunday Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Bree and Rose are learning the ropes of sailing and exploring the warm, pristine waters and beaches around Hamilton Island then finishing off the day with dinner at Sorrento’s by the water.

More Information

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht

6 Bay Terrace, Shute Harbour, QLD 4802

Ph: 1800 075 000

Operate daily

Price on inquiry

Sydney Weekender Special

15% off 5 night charters when you mention ‘Weekender’

Sorrento Restaurant & Bar

Shop 22 Shingley Drive, Abell Point Marina

Airlie Beach 4802

Ph: (07) 4946 7454

Lunch and dinner 7 days

Dishes from $9

If you’re needing a break from the cold, head to for everything you need to know about the sunshine state.

Prices correct as at 05/06/16




Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.

We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.