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Things To Do in Great Barrier Reef Islands

With more than 900 islands to explore, you will be spoilt for choice for activities in the Great Barrier Reef:

  • Learn to snorkel, dive or sail safely in one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
  • Explore the 74 islands of The Whitsundays on a luxury charter yacht.
  • Be there at the right time and place to witness the spectacle of turtle hatching on the beach, whale migrations or the annual coral spawning.
  • Visit the magnificent Ribbon Reefs and swim with dwarf minke whales in clear tropical waters in June and July.
  • Participate in the research and conservation of the world’s most precious ecosystem.
  • Soar over romantic Heart Reef and the stunning islands on a scenic helicopter flight.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping on a sky dive.
  • Stay on a Great Barrier Reef island, with choices from luxury resorts to quiet retreats or tents.
  • Be pampered with a massage, spa or natural therapy at a luxury island resort.
  • Dine on a deserted beach, feeling your toes in the squeaky white sand.
  • Catch your own fish or go game fishing in the open ocean.
  • Learn about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait connections to the 'sea country'.
  • Dive the wreck of the SS Yongala shipwreck from Townsville and Magnetic Island or the Llewellyn shipwreck from Mackay.
  • Put your fishing skills to the test in this world-famous game fishing destination.
  • Play a round of ‘heli-golf’ on Dent Island.