About The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s great natural wonders. It is the largest reef in the world and consists of thousands of different types of plant, bird and marine life. Outer reef scuba diving and island day trips are some of the common activities on the reef along with rainforest tours to Kuranda and the Daintree Rainforest.
The Great Barrier Reef can be experienced on a holiday to a variety of popular Queensland destinations including Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Cape York, Cooktown and Palm Cove. The Great Barrier Reef is not only a popular holiday destination for Australians but attract thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
There are a number of beautiful islands located throughout the reef offering holiday accommodation. Regardless of whether you choose to stay on the mainland or an island, all accommodation is conveniently close to all of the most popular local activities and attractions including departure points for Great Barrier Reef tours and cruises.
Great Barrier Reef Day Trips
Day Trips operate from Cairns and Port Douglas with transfers available from Palm Cove and surrounds. You can find an excellent choice of vessels from small high speed luxury catamarans, mid-size sailing to large catamarans that have their own platforms on the outer reef.
Great Barrier Reef Cruises
One of the best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef is by joining a cruising ship. With a variety of ships sailing Australia’s most picturesque coastline you can share this wonderful voyage. A variety of vessels are on offer including the Santa Maria, Coral Princess and Coral Sea Dreaming offering tours from 2 to 7 days in length.
Island Day Trips
Discover the uninhabited Frankland Island or a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef before landing on Green Island. There are several tour operators departing from Cairns that offer a memorable day trip to a reef island.
Daintree Rainforest Tours
The world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest located north of Cairns and Port Douglas provides visitors to the region with a chance to explore a unique tropical area. Rainforest tours depart from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas and travel as far as Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls. Many tours also include a cruise along the Daintree River. Variety of tour operators including small 4wd, minibuses and luxury coaches are available.