With so many different ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, choosing the best trip for you can be confusing. So we have broken this down into product categories to help you identify the trip that best suits your expectations. Here are our top recommendations in each Great Barrier Reef Trip Category:
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the world’s largest living coral reef spanning some 2500 kilometres and running parallel to the Queensland Coastline. The Great Barrier Reef is the crown jewel for residents and visitors to Cairns Australia and is home to an amazing diversity of marine life.
Some of the most popular Great Barrier Reef tours and day trips include sailing trips to idyllic sandy cays which are surrounded azure waters and easily accessible coral reef.
Other reef tours include a stop off at the world famous Green Island and then take you to a floating pontoon in the middle of the coral reef, from which you can dive in and snorkel amongst coral gardens teeming with beautiful tropic reef fish, including Nemo (the world famous clown fish).
If you are short on time and only have a half day to visit the Reef, try one our the many Island Tours which are available with multiple departures from Cairns daily.
To the South of Cairns is an untouched group of tropical islands called the Frankland Island Group. Reef tours depart Cairns daily and take you on a rainforest river cruise, where you can spot the fearsome salt water crocodile, before crossing the channel and cruising to your island paradise – Normanby Island.
The Great Barrier Reef Australia is without question one of the best places in the world for scuba diving enthusiasts to experience the wonders of the deep. There are many companies that will take your on scuba diving day trip and the hardest part is choosing the right reef tour to match your experience and interests. Liveaboard scuba diving tours are also available from Cairns Australia and take you to the magnificent coral sea which surrounds lizard Island and extended reef trips also take you as far as the world famous Cod Hole.
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