When we used to charter bare-boats in the Whitsundays, Cid Harbour always seemed like a mild, first-night for beginners, sort of destination. The place that was sheltered from most likely weather, and an easy trip from Airlie Beach. We'd get there and be itching to go further, to the exciting places with better snorkeling.
But, in time, and with our own boat, the 'grass is greener' factor has eased, and it has become one of our favourite anchorages. Not only is it beautiful and quiet, but it also has a stunning walk up to the top of Whitsunday Peak. About three hours, there and back, and not to be missed.
View from Whitsunday Peak
Good spot for a selfie
Millions of Blue Tiger butterflies feeding from grass tree flowers