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Great Barrier Reef

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You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can been seen from outer space.

Explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Queensland coastline. Snorkel, scuba dive or take a scenic flight over the reef.  Sail the palm-topped Whitsundays, trek the ancient Daintree Rainforest or relax on luxurious tropical islands such as Hayman and Lizard. Island-hop or stay in one of the many coastal getaways like Cairns, Hervey Bay, Missions Beach or Port Douglas.

What you can see on the Great Barrier Reef

Explore the world's largest coral reef, relax on the Whitsunday Islands and wonder at the dense rainforests of the world-heritage listed Wet Tropics.

Top 10 Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef...

Top 10 Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

Top 10 Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

The 2,300-kilometre Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. Home to diverse marine life of the most vivid colours, experiencing the Reef is a life-changing adventure, whether you do it in luxury or on a budget. See the Reef by scuba, snorkel, glass-bottom boat, jet ski, semi-submersible, sail boat, from the air or even skydive to completely immerse yourself in this wonder of the world.

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Great Barrier Reef Highlights

Great Barrier Reef Highlights

Great Barrier Reef Highlights

You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can be seen from outer space.

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Gold Coast Surfing

Gold Coast Surfing

Gold Coast Surfing

As well as an international party destination, the Gold Coast boasts some of Australia's best, most consistent waves and hosts many international surfing competitions. The 35 beaches are patrolled year round by professional lifeguards and have surf to suit all levels of experience. If you're a surfing novice, the Gold Coast is an ideal place to learn. Sign up with one of the many surf schools, where accredited teachers will help you to stand up on your board and catch your first wave fast.

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The Thorsborne Trail

The Thorsborne Trail

The Thorsborne Trail

Trek the 32km Thorsborne Trail along the eastern coast of Hinchinbrook Island - an untouched tropical paradise on the coast between Townsville and Cairns. Over four days you'll traverse cloud-cloaked mountains, jungle-like rainforest, melaleuca swamps and pristine white beaches. See a panorama of wildlife, from bright butterflies and birds to crocodiles, sea turtles, dugongs and dolphins. This is a true wilderness walk for the experienced walker - the path isn't graded or hardened so can be difficult to traverse in places. Walk in either direction, camp in any of the seven designated sites and remember to ‘leave no trace'. Only 40 people can walk the trail at any one time, so book your permit well in advance. Planning and following safety guidelines is vital. The best time to walk is during the cooler months from April to September. You can reach the island on a ferry or water taxi from Cardwell or Lucinda.

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Just a 20 minute ferry ride off the coast from Townsville, Magnetic Island's relaxed tropical lifestyle, quiet secluded beaches, unspoilt nature, abundant wildlife and easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, make it an ideal place for a day trip or longer stay.

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

The coastal village of Airlie Beach is a vibrant town filled with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. You are sure to instantly warm to its bohemian charm and carefree and relaxed attitude. Airlie Beach is also the gateway to the Whitsundays, the 74 pristine islands in the north of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef where you can visit luxurious island resorts and sip cocktails by the pool, bask in the sun or relax in a spa. Queensland's warm, tropical climate means that winters at Airlie Beach are very mild and perfect for enjoying water activities all year round.

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Whitsundays Sailing

Whitsundays Sailing

Whitsundays Sailing

10 days sailing It's hard to beat the romance of sailing through the Whitsundays - 74 idyllic, mostly uninhabited islands tucked inside the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Think clear moonlit nights, spectacular sunsets, secluded beaches and pure air. You can sail, swim, snorkel and dive at sheltered anchorages such as Blue Pearl, Butterfly and Hook Island Bays. Soak up the resort atmosphere of Hamilton Island, bushwalk through national park on South Molle and relax in Hayman Island's five star luxury. Visit Whitsunday Island and walk the pure white, silica sands of Whitehaven Beach.

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Mission Beach is a relaxed beachfront town, located mid-way between Cairns and Townsville on the Queensland coast. Overlooking the cobalt waters of the Coral Sea, Mission Beach has more than 14 kilometres of magnificent golden sandy beaches. Here two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest form a natural environment like nowhere else on earth. Mission Beach is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and a perfect base for visiting nearby Dunk, Bedarra and Hinchinbrook islands. At Mission Beach, you can find either extreme adventure or an indulgent tropical escape.

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Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands bordered by the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the sheltered waters of the Coral Sea. With palm-fringed secluded white sand beaches surrounded by clear blue waters, the Whitsunday Islands are the epitome of a tropical paradise.

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Queensland Diving

Queensland Diving

Queensland Diving

As an adventurous traveler, you might just be eager to don a mask and flippers and take this assignment on. It's not a bad one, when you consider the silent, technicolour paradise awaiting you under the sea. Whether you are an experienced diver or have never taken an underwater breath, you'll love this secret agent scenery: a kaleidoscope of reefs, shoals, coral cays and shipwrecks teeming with tropical marine life. However when planning your mission, keep in mind that visibility is said to be best from June to August and you may need to protect yourself from stingers between November and May.

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The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest

It's been spring more than 135 million times in the World Heritage-listed Daintree, which lies two hours north of Cairns. But the repetition certainly hasn't dulled nature's creativity. As well as the world's oldest tropical rainforest, the Daintree is home to the earth's largest range of animals and plants. Experience them at their most vibrant during spring, when temperatures are pleasant and the wet season storms have yet to start. Hear migratory birds join the dawn chorus, swim at calm beaches and see orchids bloom on the forest edge.

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay, around 300 kilometres north of Brisbane, is an aquatic paradise and one of the best places in Australia to experience nature in the wild. The safe, sheltered waters of Hervey Bay make it ideal for year round water-sports from swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving to sailing and fishing.

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The One and Only Hayman Island

The One and Only Hayman Island

The One and Only Hayman Island

Step into paradise on One&Only Hayman Island, a private sanctuary at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, on the doorstep of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Reefsleep

Maritime Terminal , Pot of Airlie, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

There can be few more unique experiences offered in the world than the chance to sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore, on the Great Barrier Reef! This package includes two days and one night at the Great Barrier Reef, overnight accommodation at Reefworld in an Australian Swag, large, luxury vessel transfers to the reef, meals (two morning and afternoon teas, two buffet lunches, a superb barbecue dinner (beverages not included) and a tasty breakfast), all the standard activities and inclusions that come with a Great Barrier Reef Adventure, all the stars you can see and a colourful underwater world to explore!

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Email: info@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website: www.cruisewhitsundays.com
Phone: 61748467000

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One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Hayman Island, Queensland 4801

One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia's iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day. Relish in spectacular dining experiences, surrender to a signature Ocean Dreaming Massage, explore private beaches and immerse yourself in captivating underwater adventures. One&Only Hayman Island is a unique destination of discovery set in one of the seven wonders of the natural world - Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Email: reservations@oneandonlyhaymanisland.com
Website: www.oneandonlyhaymanisland.com.au
Phone: 61749401838

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Green Island Resort

Green Island, Cairns Area,
Green Island, Queensland 4870

Located 27 kilometres across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Green Island Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled among the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, Green Island Resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation and unparalleled access to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, and a spectacular array of bird and marine life. With just 46 air-conditioned suites, each features private balconies with either rainforest or pool views. Indulge in rejuvenating massage treatments or a gourmet picnic hamper on the beach, or for the more adventurous, revel in snorkelling and scuba diving the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Your stay can be as active or relaxing as you please. A variety of free activities include snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, self-guided rainforest walks, guided evening nature walks, glass bottom boat tours and daily fish feeding presentations. By night, enjoy the nature experiences and serenity of this island retreat. Watch the sun set with complimentary sunset drinks, followed by dinner in the signature Emeralds Restaurant where fresh local produce is always on the menu, or even private beach dining. Fast catamaran transfers from Cairns are included in room rates.

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Email: res@greenislandresort.com.au
Website: www.greenislandresort.com.au
Phone: 61740313300

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area,
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4670

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, 80 kilometres north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected 'Green Zone', the Island is a sanctuary for over 1200 species of marine life and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. Lady Elliot Island is the perfect destination to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, straight off the beach. Enjoy a glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, snorkel safari, a guided reef walk, snorkel with turtles, dive with manta rays, witness the magic of bird and turtle nesting and hatching season or watch the majestic humpback whales blow and breach (seasonal). They operate an unpretentious 41 room Eco Resort on Lady Elliot Island which strives to provide guests with a genuine eco-tourism experience ranging from Eco Cabins (tents) to Two Bedroom Island Suites. In keeping with the natural, eco-friendly lifestyle there are no telephones, television or radios and all rooms are fan cooled.

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Email: reservations@ladyelliot.com.au
Website: www.ladyelliot.com.au
Phone: 61755363644

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Cairns Queens Court

167-173 Sheridan Street, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Staying in the heart of Australia's premier holiday destination, Cairns Queens Court presents a convenient location as you brace yourself for the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation region. Consisting of 81 rooms, Cairns Queens Court is a family run hotel that offers a wide choice of room styles at exceptional value. All rooms comprise of modern décor and disabled rooms are available on request (subject to availability). Cairns Queens Court is centrally located close to the city centre, the Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Queens Court offers a perfect location from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed rainforest, whether on a tour or at your own leisure. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail can be arranged through their reception team. Their staff are fully knowledgeable on all tours and are happy to advise which attractions and tours are available to make your stay more enjoyable. Bookings can be made at the hotel with tour operators. At Queens Court you can be assured of a welcoming and comfortable stay.

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Email: sales@queenscourt.com.au
Website: www.queenscourt.com.au
Phone: 61740517722

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Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort

40 Captain Cook Drive, Gladstone Area,
Agnes Water, Queensland 4677

Nestled alongside the north facing beach of Agnes Water and protected by a natural headland, the beachfront Sandcastles 1770 Motel and Resort accommodation is a beautiful and idyllic holiday destination on Queensland's Discovery Coast. It is one the closest access point to the Southern Great Barrier Reef! Swim year round in warm waters, dive amongst colourful coral on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, stroll in nearby national parks or take up one of the many tour activities. Resort facilities include a choice of room types to suit all budgets from motel rooms to luxury three bedroom beach homes. Sandcastles enjoys direct beach access, resort pool and heated spa, on-site restaurant and bar. Step outside to a world of lush vegetation and crystal clear waters complimented by natural art and a small village of boutique shops. The Town of 1770 and Agnes Water have long captivated visitors with its secluded beaches, access to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, four wheel drive tracks and trails through coastal palm forests, laid back surf culture and idyllic regional charm. Bush to beach, beach to reef - Sandcastles 1770 epitomises and celebrates everything that an Australian holiday should be.

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Email: info@sandcastles1770.com.au
Website: www.sandcastles1770.com.au
Phone: 61749749428
Mobile: 61417959257

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Pinnacles Resort and Spa

16 Golden Orchid Drive, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Pinnacles Resort and Spa is the ultimate luxury self-contained accommodation situated in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Pinnacles will simply indulge your senses from every view point, with 29 stylish tropical uniquely designed and tastefully decorated one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments. Each two and three bedroom apartment has a Jacuzzi built into its large terrace, while the one bedroom apartment has inside spa tubs. There is much on offer, including a luxurious 20 metre wet edge ozone pool and easy access to cosmopolitan Airlie Beach, easy access to a variety of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, also the whole Whitsunday's area on your doorstep for any number of activities including diving and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Onsite facilities also include gym, sauna, tour desk and Endota Day Spa facility. The emphasis is on relaxing and pampering in a tranquil environment so that you really do return home refreshed and revitalised.

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Email: reservations@pinnaclesresort.com
Website: www.pinnaclesresort.com
Phone: 61749484800

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1770 Beach Shacks

578 Captain Cook Drive, Gladstone Area,
Seventeen Seventy, Queensland 4677

Views! Views! Views! Southern Great Barrier Reef - be in awe! 1770 proper - exquisite beachfront accommodation with ocean/bay views, just across the road from the 1770 inlet beach, perfect for swimming and fishing. The Beach Shacks are superior self contained beachfront bungalows, terraced up the side of a slope. Each bungalow is a free standing pole house in a delightful tropical beachfront setting, and each built higher than the one in front to ensure spectacular views. The bungalows feature spacious, beautiful tropical architecture with extensive use of local and imported timbers, with spectacular views from private decks. Enjoy the many fishing spots, bush walks, secluded beaches and reef cruises. Magnificent sunsets over the bay can be savoured from your private deck or the 1770 Marina is also just a short stroll away. The Great Barrier Reef is at your doorstep, Seventeen Seventy is the closest departure point north of Brisbane with tours everyday to the reef. Experience the reef in under 90 minutes.

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Email: info@1770beachshacks.com
Website: www.1770beachshacks.com
Phone: 61749749463
Mobile: 61488032645

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1770 Getaway Holiday Retreat

303 Bicentennial Drive, Gladstone Area,
Agnes Water, Queensland 4677

1770 Getaway Holiday Retreat is right across the road from pristine beaches, nestled into native, tropical surroundings and close to the town centre, historic 1770 and national parks. All luxury villas are fully self-contained and air-conditioned. Whatever the pace, whatever the interest, 1770 Getaway is; 'the right place for an unforgettable holiday!' Explore the magnificent coastline, fish the estuaries, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, surf Queensland's most northern surf beaches or take one of the many fantastic tours available. Town of 1770 is the closest jump-off point to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef and is north of Brisbane. When staying in 1770, choose from the range of affordable, comfortable and tastefully appointed luxury villas that 1770 Getaway is renowned for.

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Email: info@1770getaway.com.au
Website: www.1770getaway.com.au
Phone: 61749749323
Mobile: 61408077853

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Fitzroy Island Resort

The Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Fitzroy Island, Queensland 4870

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia, located only 29 kilometres off Cairns. Just 45 minutes by Fast Cat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers affordable 4.5 star accommodation including Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, Beach Cabins and Self-contained Apartments. The resort facilities include a beach front restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive shop, indoor cinema, Foxy's bar, a general store and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. There are plenty of activities for the whole family at Fitzroy Island including sea kayaking, snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, glass bottom boat tours, walking trails, paddle boarding, fish feeding, dive lessons and dive tours as well as its own cinema and games room. Camping is also available. Fast Cat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic...

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Email: stay@fitzroyisland.com
Website: www.fitzroyisland.com
Phone: 61740446700

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Cairns Sheridan Hotel

295 Sheridan Street, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Cairns Sheridan Hotel is an affordable boutique hotel offering three styles of luxurious accommodation, value for money and exceptional facilities. All rooms are superbly appointed. Hotel features 24 hour reception and room service, restaurant and bar, and state of the art Conference and Meeting facilities. The property is located only three minutes from Cairns airport and the Central Business District. All Great Barrier Reef, Daintree tours and dive boats pick up from the hotel.

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Email: bdm@cairnssheridan.com.au
Website: www.cairnssheridan.com.au
Phone: 61740316500

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Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge

94 Cypress Street, Fraser Coast Area,
Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655

Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge prides its self on personalised service. They are located just one street behind the best beach in Hervey Bay (Shelly Beach/ Torquay), yet hidden from the busy Esplanade. They offer full tour desk services and discounted tour packages to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef - Lady Elliot Island, and Whale Watching including many other sight-seeing activities, Simply submit an email or book online.

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Email: admin@herveybaycoloniallodge.com.au
Website: www.herveybaycoloniallodge.com.au
Phone: 61741251073

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Great Barrier Reef - Whitsundays

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Whitsundays, Queensland 4802

Said to be the world's largest living structure and the only one visible from outer space, the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2,000 kilometres and is home to tens of thousands of species of brilliantly coloured fish, coral and other marine life including whales, dolphins and turtles. If diving is your passion, then this is your paradise. The Great Barrier Reef is a divers Mecca, and the Whitsundays has companies catering for every skill level from student to novice to dive master. If snorkelling is more your style, then the warm shallow waters of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays provide some of the most colourful fish and coral formations anywhere in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. There are ample opportunities for beginner divers, inexperienced and experienced divers to experience the wonders of the underwater world in the Whitsundays. The Whitsundays is recognised as having some of the best fishing in Queensland. Charter vessels operating out of Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach and the resort islands offer a variety of trips to the rich waters of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

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Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au

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Northern Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is the closest point in Australia to experience the Great Barrier Reef. When travellers visualise themselves on the Great Barrier Reef - they think of Tropical North Queensland. While the reef is large in area the region boasts the only major international airport along the reef - giving the best access to this natural wonder in Queensland. In Tropical North Queensland, visitors experience the Great Barrier Reef in a number of ways. The most popular is by fast catamaran - when passengers are taken to their reef destination in air-conditioned comfort on high-technology crafts designed to protect the environment. The Great Barrier Reef provides superb recreational activities such as snorkelling, diving, swimming and fishing, or cruising, and offers a superb environment for scientific research.

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Email: info@tnq.org.au

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Southern Great Barrier Reef

The Southern Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg Area,
Bundaberg, Queensland 4670

The Southern Great Barrier Reef is your first jumping off point travelling north to see one of the wonders of the natural world. Featuring the coral isles of Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot, Fairfax, Hoskins and the coral reefs of Fitzroy, Boult, Llewelyn - day tours, resort stays and wilderness camping and multi day scuba diving tours are available. The Southern Great Barrier reef is renowned world wide for scuba diving and it's pristine, unspoilt beauty. Only six operators access this region of the reef, an area of over 150000 square kilometres. Manta Rays, turtles and migrating Humpback Whales are an icon of this area, as is the fantastic year round visibility. Bundaberg and the Town of 1770 are your two gateways to visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Cruises depart Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island and flights depart to Lady Elliot Island and also to other cays and reefs on a day cruise. From the Town of 1770, cruises depart to Lady Musgrave Island and Fitzroy Reef. There's also the wonder of life on a coral cay - for birdwatchers, nature lovers and even geologists - you don't even have to get wet!

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Reef HQ Aquarium

2-68 Flinders Street East, Townsville Area,
Townsville, Queensland 4810

Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium is the the world's largest living coral reef aquarium and the Australian Government's national education centre for the Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the underwater viewing tunnel offering magical views of a living coral reef and the predators that prowl the water depths. Discover beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, the 2.5 million litre coral reef exhibition will open your eyes to an amazing world filled with thousands of charismatic marine creatures. Appreciate the challenges faced by Reef HQ Aquarium's Turtle Hospital patients and how you can play a role in protecting marine turtles in the Great Barrier Reef. The turtle hospital operates and promotes the C.A.R.E (Conserve. Act. Rehabilitate. Education) philosophy playing a key role in raising community awareness. Join their experienced and friendly interpretation staff on one of Reef HQ Aquarium's premier visitor experiences. Let their volunteers inspire you as they share their passion for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Email: info@reefHQ.com.au
Website: www.reefHQ.com.au
Phone: 61747500800

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Fish Bowl Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Hastings Reef in the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns is a large, popular diving and snorkelling reef and home to the "Fish Bowl". This site offers great protection from the prevailing South Easterly winds, which provides consistent diving and snorkelling conditions all year round. The "Fish Bowl" is home to "Wally" the world famous Maori Wrasse so with a good underwater camera you'll have fantastic photo opportunities. Marine life includes White Tip Reef Sharks, Moray Eels, Spine Cheek Anemone fish, False Clown Fish, Turtles, Lion Fish.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61740317676

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Light House Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg Area,
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4670

The Light House Bommie site off Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef is a group of small coral outcrops packed with marine life. Snorkel across a sandy patch, descend past a coral ledge and drift onto the bommies to see Manta Rays waiting to be cleaned by Cleaner Wrasse. Home to batfish, stingrays, whitespotted shovelnose rays, green and loggerhead turtles, sea snakes, moray eels, coral trout, reef sharks, trevally, barracuda and many others. Leopard sharks are seen during summer.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61741538888

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Maori Wrasse Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg Area,
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4670

The Maori Wrasse Bommie off Lady Elliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef takes its name from the family of Wrasse which frequent the area. Reef sharks are frequently seen patrolling the nearby reef wall and arches area. Follow the wall further north to Spyders Ledge, named for the number of shells by that name found in the area. Look for the shy Barramundi Cod and the brightly coloured clown triggerfish.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61741538888

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The Three Sisters Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

The Three Sisters, located off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef, is a series of three large bommies. The first "Gorgonian Gorge"; the second and third sisters rise to within one metre of the surface and the three metre gap between is utterly filled with schools of fusiliers and snapper. Swim-throughs, overhangs and crevices to explore, deep dives and pinnacles to swim around. A huge variety of pristine corals. Look for Barracuda, Reef sharks, Moray and Garden Eels, Lagoon Rays and Turtles.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61740513588

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Thetford Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Thetford Reef, off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef, is almost 2 kilometres long with scattered coral heads, sandy floor in-between and lots of swim-throughs. Look for giant clams, butterflyfish, rabbitfish, damsels, angelfish and pipefish, large gorgonian fans and soft coral. Anemones host commensal fish, and boulder coral heads have multi-coloured Christmas worms. The area is home to larger pelagic fish, including mackeral and tuna; also trevally, wrasse, spangled emperor, red bass, blue and gold fusiliers and sergeant majors.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61740513588

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Wheeler Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Townsville Area,
Townsville, Queensland 4810

At Wheeler Reef, On the Great Barrier Reef off Townsville, you can enjoy diving or snorkelling on some of the most pristine reefs. Wheeler Reef is an ideal location for certified divers, the novice diver or snorkellers. The maximum depth is 18m and the lagoon is abundant with an exciting array of marine life. Explore the myriad of gullies, canyons, caves and swim-throughs that this reef is famous for.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61747262728

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Child Island Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Capricorn Coast Area,
Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700

In the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, you can drift dive the deep channel to 30 metres between the Child and Barren islands known as "The Gulch". Its walls are lined with small colourful invertebrates. On a good dive, gropers, barracuda, trevally, stingrays, wobbegongs, cobia and surgeonfish can be seen. Novice divers can dive at 15 metre level to view magnificent coral formations, the Gulch cave, forests of sea whips and sea fans.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61749394888

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Caves and Canyons Dive Site

Hook Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Whitsundays, Queensland 4802

Caves and Canyons, located on Hook Reef in the Great Barrier Reef, is a 60 metre wall with a 20 metre shelf. This shelf is dotted with scores of bommies which are yet to be discovered and mapped. A great exploration dive as you never know what may cruise on by. Beautiful coral gardens with exceptional overhangs providing photographers with fantastic gorgonian fan opportunities. Keep watch for mackerel, tuna and Indian Steephead Parrot fish. Also, whales have been seen at this site!

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61749453711

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Tsuruya Restaurant

Farnborough Road, Livingstone Area,
Capricorn Coast, Queensland 4703

Nestled within the Mercure Capricorn Resort Yeppoon overlooking the cool, clear waters of The Great Barrier Reef, Tsuruya Restaurant introduces diners to the exquisite and delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine. Tsuruya also features a Sushi Bar for made-to-order sushi rolls and the freshest local seafood sashimi prepared right in front of your eyes.

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Email: tsuruya.yeppoon@gmail.com
Phone: 61749252580

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KBR's Restaurant @ Kellys Beach Resort

6 Trevors Road, Bundaberg Area,
Bargara, Queensland 4670

Kelly's Beach Resort in Bargara is a four hour drive north of Brisbane and a great place to experience Bundaberg and the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The five acre property offers self-contained holiday units, gardens, a barbecue area, pool, tennis court and an on-site restaurant. The resort caters to families and Kelly's Beach Resort Restaurant is no exception, with an affordable Modern Australian menu that offers something every family member will enjoy.

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Email: perfectholiday@kellysbeachresort.com.au
Phone: 61741547200

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Bibesia Restaurant @ Castaways Resort & Spa

2 Pacific Parade, Cassowary Coast Area,
Mission Beach, Queensland 4852

Castaways is a five-star resort at Mission Beach, the mid-way point between Townsville and Cairns and one of the closest land-based access points to the Great Barrier Reef. Set on the beachfront between the reef and the rainforest, the hotel is a unique holiday destination, not least for its eatery, Bibesia Cocktail Bar and Restaurant. Named for the Roman goddess of beverages, Bibesia offers a Modern Australian menu and a tropical al fresco dining area overlooking the beach.

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Email: restaurant@castaways.com.au
Phone: 61740687444

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Zephyr's at Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort,
, Queensland 4870

Fitzroy Island is an oasis of beaches and rainforests surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. Set just off the coast of Cairns, the island is a national park and perfect for a relaxing getaway with your partner or family. Zephyrs is the restaurant feeding guests at Fitzroy Island Resort and the menu is Modern Australian, with a strong focus on locally-caught seafood. The views out over the water are divine.

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Email: stay@fitzroyisland.com
Phone: 61740446700

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Barnacle Bills Seafood Inn

103 The Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Cairns Esplanade is home to Barnacle Bill's Seafood Inn, a central Cairns hotspot, The Esplanade. The a la carte menu offers a broad range of Great Barrier Reef seafood, of course, so coral trout, crayfish, oysters and barramundi, among other varieties, are on the menu. For something different, diners can also try one of the restaurant's crocodile or kangaroo dishes.

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Phone: 61740512241

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Il Pescatore Restaurant

Davidson Street, Douglas Area,
Port Douglas, Queensland 4877

Surrounded by five acres of saltwater lagoons, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Hotel is the only first-class resort in tropical North Queensland and Il Pescatore is the resort's fine dining establishment. Located on the shores of Four-Mile beach at Port Douglas, this is the ideal stepping-stone to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge.

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Email: Sheraton.portdouglas@sheraton.com
Website: www.sheraton.com/mirageportdouglas
Phone: 61740995888

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Salt at Bargara

The Esplanade, Bundaberg Area,
Bargara, Queensland 4670

Salt restaurant is situated on the tip of the Great Barrier Reef, overlooking the ocean in the heart of Balgara. The concise menu boasts locally sourced produce with a focus on fresh seafood to compliment the beachside setting, yet not forgetting locally sourced beef, or vegetarian diners. Whether for a casual coffee stop or a romantic evening dinner, Salt provides a tranquil atmosphere.

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Email: saltatbargara@gmail.com
Phone: 61741590022

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Beach Almond

45 Williams Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Palm Cove, Queensland 4879

In true Palm Cove style, Beach Almond Restaurant fuses relaxed Australian beach lifestyle and produce with traditional Asian flavours and cooking techniques. The old beach house opens out onto a magnificent covered long deck that stretches out to the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef and is modelled on a "Long House" that you would find in Lombok, next to Bali.

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Email: info@beachalmond.com
Phone: 61740591908

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Hayman Island

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Whitsundays, Queensland 4801

Visit Hayman Island and experience one of Australia's most awarded five-star resorts, where guests are taken into an exclusive realm of luxury, relaxation, indulgent dining, leisurely activity, reef adventures and breathtaking scenery. The Hayman resort has been consistently recognised as a world leader in resort excellence with a range of prestigious accolades.

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Email: reservations@hayman.com.au
Website: www.hayman.com.au
Phone: 61749401234

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Cactus Jacks at the Airlie Beach Hotel

The Esplanade, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Cactus Jacks at the Airlie Beach Hotel is the best value eating and drinking in Airlie Beach! Tex-Mex Style! From the minute you arrive, you find yourself immersed in memorabilia and interesting artefacts that help create a unique dining experience. You can chose to dine alfresco on the deck on the esplanade (absolute beachfront) or inside amid the colourfully adorned walls. Tantalise your taste buds with their signature dishes - try the sizzling fajitas, chicken, beef, chorizo or pepe's. Or have them fire up your meal on the Grill. They choose to serve mild flavours, but you have the chance to change that (if you dare) to medium, hot, suicidal or seriously suicidal! Their culinary offerings aren't where the story ends - also awaiting you are their world-famous margaritas blended, shaken and muddled cocktails, super sangrias and selective wines. So what are you waiting for amigos? Come down to Airlie Beach's best Tex-Mex on the door step of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.

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Email: reservations@airliebeachhotel.com.au
Website: www.airliebeachhotel.com.au
Phone: 61749641800

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GSL Aviation - Whitsundays

Shute Harbour Road, Main Terminal, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

It's easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, the amazing contrast of colours is something that's best experienced from the air. At GSL Aviation they pride themselves on the customer experience no matter if its a quick transfer to Hamilton Island Airport or a full Scenic adventure over The Great Barrier Reef. With free courtesy bus pick up they bring the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef to your door and give you the ultimate view of the Whitsundays.

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Email: info@gslaviation.com.au
Website: whitsundayscenicflights.com.au/
Phone: 611300475247

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Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Bundaberg Area,
Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4670

Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in Australia and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life! The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island provides guests with a unique opportunity to explore the reef from the air, a glass bottom boat and the water, all in one day! The day trip includes return scenic flight, use of snorkel equipment, use of day guest facilities, combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour, a delicious buffet lunch in the restaurant and a guided afternoon activity. The combined glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour is the best way to explore this wonderful underwater world of brilliantly coloured species of marine life including coral, fish, clams, sea stars, turtles, dolphins and manta rays. The Great Barrier Reef Day Trip departs daily from Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast and Bundaberg. The Great Barrier Reef Day Tour is a fully guided tour departing daily from the Gold Coast (Coolangatta) and Brisbane (Redcliffe) making the Great Barrier Reef easily accessible for visitors to south-east Queensland.

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Email: reservations@ladyelliot.com.au
Website: www.ladyelliot.com.au
Phone: 61755363644

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Heli Taxis

Terminal 1,, Shute Harbour Airport,, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Heli Taxis operate the red helicopters from Shute Harbour airport in the glorious Whitsundays. They offer the opportunity of scenic flights and transfers from the mainland to the many islands with resorts and camp grounds. Scenic flights are offered out to the Great Barrier Reef and fabulous Whitehaven Beach and everything in between! So come with them and see the magnificent jewel of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Email: enquiry@helitaxi.com.au
Website: www.helitaxi.com.au
Phone: 611300668716
Mobile: 61428263111

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Lady Musgrave Cruises

Captain Cook Drive, 1770 Marina, Gladstone Area,
Seventeen Seventy, Queensland 4677

Lady Musgrave Cruises travel daily to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - The Great Barrier Reef. Travel to Lady Musgrave Island and lagoon, a lagoon of approximately 3,000 hectares with over 350 varieties of pristine colourful coral and 1,300 species of tropical fish. Experience the only navigable lagoon and coral island on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise in sheer comfort on the Spirit of 1770 and moor alongside the floating pontoon, Reef Sanctuary. Lady Musgrave lagoon is a true Coral Cay. Departing daily at 8.30am from the town of Seventeen Seventy, just over five hours drive from Brisbane, you will experience snorkelling, island walking, glass bottom boat, coral viewing, semi-submersible submarine tours, diving, fishing and fish feeding. Swim with turtles and in season view whales cruising to and from Seventeen Seventy. Lady Musgrave Island and her magical coral fringed lagoon are the perfect location to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef first hand. Experience all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

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Email: info@1770reefcruises.com
Website: www.lmcruises.com.au
Phone: 61749749077

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Adventure Catamarans Dive & Sail – Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

6 The Esplanade, Ground Floor, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The vessels are all Owner Operated with a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly unique experience. Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has got it all. Choose your cruise: Outer Reef or Islands, sail, dive, snorkel, kayak, explore, bushwalk or just relax. If you have ever dreamed of scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, well this is your chance. Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has the largest range of on-board Sail and Dive options available in the Whitsunday Region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whether you're a first timer or a certified diver, want to dive the island fringing coral or visit the Outer Barrier Reef, this is the experience you've been searching for.

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Email: reservations@whitsundayssailingadventures.com.au
Website: www.whitsundayssailingadventures.com.au
Phone: 61749402000

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Awesome Whitsundays

24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Awesome Whitsundays is an exciting tourism company run by an experienced tourism team. They have developed a selection of fantastic Whitsunday experiences and activities that really make the most of this incredible part of the world, including the stunning Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Their Awesome packages get travellers into the Whitsunday Islands. The waters of the Coral Sea surrounding them are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, a World Heritage Area. You'll experience this fantastic region with an assortment of quality day trips including the Camira Sailing Adventure to Whitehaven Beach, the Great Barrier Reef Adventures day trip, and days to explore the picturesque islands.

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Email: info@awesomewhitsundays.com
Website: www.awesomewhitsundays.com
Phone: 61749464662

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Coral Princess Cruises

24 Redden Street, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. With 32 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style. They aim to show you the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef - the reef, ancient rainforest and secluded tropical islands most visitors never see. Exclusive reef moorings mean you won't be surrounded by hundreds of other reef visitors, and their small ships accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience. The beauty of a Coral Princess Cruise is that you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colourful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck, in the open-bridge or spa as they cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours!

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Email: cruise@coralprincess.com.au
Website: www.coralprincess.com.au
Phone: 61740409999

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Sunlover Reef Cruises

1 Spence Street, Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Discover one of the natural wonders of the world as you join Sunlover Reef Cruises fast, air-conditioned catamaran to the large pontoon (floating platform) located at Moore Reef, on the outer edge of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Departing daily from the Reef Fleet Terminal in the heart of Cairns, their cruise offers the highest quality experience in discovering the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy complimentary glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, buffet lunch, all snorkelling equipment, an underwater observatory and touch tank. Go on an Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive, try the world famous Seawalker Platform Helmet Diving or go on a guided snorkel tour. You can also admire the reef from 2,000 feet above in a purpose built, state of the art helicopter. Whether you want to get wet or stay dry, there are numerous activities available for you to enjoy. Or simply just relax, sit back and marvel at the serenity. Discover the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as you join Sunlover Reef Cruises.

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Email: res@sunlover.com.au
Website: www.sunlover.com.au
Phone: 61740501333

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Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

252 Walker Street, Townsville Area,
Townsville, Queensland 4810

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operator. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service. Adrenalin Dive strives to exceed their guests' expectations in all aspects of their business. Join them today and dive the spectacular Yongala Wreck or snorkel and dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala Wreck is Australia's best dive site! The Yongala Wreck is a national historical wreck that lies within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The wreck begins at 14 metres below the surface and sits on a sandy bottom at 29 metres. The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are spectacular. This is a must do dive for all certified divers! Or visit the pristine, Lodestone Reef located on the Great Barrier Reef with their friendly and professional crew. Their day trip is a perfect way to enjoy unlimited snorkelling, introductory scuba dives or two certified dives. Both snorkellers and divers will be exhilarated witnessing the spectacular marine life that Lodestone has to offer whilst being immersed in tropical crystal clear water.

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Email: info@adrenalindive.com.au
Website: www.adrenalindive.com.au
Phone: 61747240600

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A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures

Ground Floor Beach Plaza, Shop 6 Airlie Esplanade, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Their vessels are all Owner Operated resulting in a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From Stylish Classic Cruising to Performance Sailing, Reef Diving, Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has got it all. Professional crew to guide you around the Islands, onboard accommodation, snorkelling equipment including wet suits, fantastic food prepared fresh daily on-board, fresh linen, daily departures from Airlie Beach, Sail Away No More to Pay. Your sailing adventure in the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef will probably be a once in a lifetime experience, so go on and spoil yourself with a private double cabin on one of their large, comfortable, well appointed yachts. Savour your time at sea in comfort, style and privacy. Many of their private double cabins are air-conditioned and some even offer ensuites.

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Email: reservations@whitsundaysailingadventures.com
Website: www.whitsundaysailingadventures.com
Phone: 61749402000

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Ocean Safari

Cape Tribulation Road, The Turtle Rock Cafe, Douglas Area,
Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873

Experience Queensland's real wild side on this Great Barrier Reef half day Eco Tour. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the Ocean Safari vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. After a fast, exhilarating ride of approximately 25 minutes guests enjoy swimming with the turtles and snorkelling two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. The Skipper and Eco Host ensure the day is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. The vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers, allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. Ocean Safari's check in office is the Turtle Rock Cafe, Cape Tribulation Road and a courtesy bus pick up from Cape Tribulation accommodation is included. Ocean Safari has Advanced Eco Accreditation. The Ocean Safari check in office is also home to Jungle Lodge. Situated just 400 metres from the beach, Jungle Lodge offers both Safari Huts and camp sites, as well as a swimming pool, fully equipped camp kitchen, laundry and clean amenities in the tropical Cape Tribulation rainforest.

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Email: tours@oceansafari.com.au
Website: www.oceansafari.com.au
Phone: 61740980006

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Calypso Reef Charters

Shop 44, The Reef Marina, Douglas Area,
Port Douglas, Queensland 4877

Calypso Reef Cruises offers family cruises, reef tours and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and scuba diving. Agincourt Reef - Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in luxury and style with Calypso. Made up of four separate reefs that face out to the South Pacific Ocean, Agincourt Reef is regarded as one of the most significant sites of this natural wonder. Explore rich, diverse coral gardens that help form these protective ocean walls, filled with hard and soft corals as well as the reef's most iconic species such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, *whales, groupers and cods, Maori wrasse and parrotfish. Opal Reef - is considered one of the most amazing places to snorkel and dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore three great sites on your day tour and see up close the hard corals that give rise to the reef as well as bright, colourful soft corals and anemones and fish that call these home. A delicious buffet lunch, informative marine talk as well as guided snorkelling and dive tours will complete your Calypso experience.

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Email: info@tropicaljourneys.com
Website: www.calypsoreefcruises.com
Phone: 61740996999

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Portland Roads

Sierra 1 (S1), Abell Point Marina , Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Boat Envy is alive and well in the Whitsundays, and no wonder why! Portland Roads is the Whitsundays' unchallenged premium bare-boat offering. Sailing in the Whitsundays' is only half the story. Famous for 74 islands, beautiful sunsets, sparkling seas and the whitest of white sand beaches; this part of the Great Barrier Reef has it all. After years of chartering and listening they offer the boat you all asked for. Choose to dine indoor or outdoor at custom made tables for 8 guests. Portland Roads offers you comfort unheard of in their industry and at prices that cannot be matched. Customers love what they do; Because they love what they do - Sailing.

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Email: portlandroads@gmail.com
Website: www.72islands1boat.com.au
Mobile: 61427814553

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Cumberland Charter Yachts

Shop 18, Abell Point Marina, Shingley Beach Road, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Skipper yourself and guided bareboat yachts, catamarans and motor cruiser hire in the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef . With a passionate commitment to environmental best practices and professional standards. Cruise at your own pace with no license required. Swimming, snorkelling, beach and rainforest walks, tranquil bays and Harbours for overnight anchorages, comprehensive vessel and local navigation briefings, a fully equipped, modern fleet of quality vessels, 24 vessels to choose from ranging from 32 foot to 44 foot. They are based at Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach and can arrange departures and returns from Hamilton Island or Daydream Island.. Visit their innovative website for special offers and details. Each vessel type has specifications, videos, current pictures, layout and availability. The vessels are presented to you fully stocked with linen, snorkelling gear, cooking equipment and awnings - you provide the crew and food..

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Email: cruise@ccy.com.au
Website: www.ccy.com.au
Phone: 61749467500

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Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon

5/50 Macrossan Street, Douglas Area,
Port Douglas, Queensland 4877

The Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the adventure marathon event of the calendar year. Held in Port Douglas, Queensland, the Festival offers a range of adventure courses like no other including a 74 kilometre JCU Ultra Marathon; a 42.2 kilometre adventure marathon; 21.1 kilometre adventure half marathon; as well as a 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 2.5 kilometre distance. Each distance runs along the white sands of Four Mile Beach, traverses through parks, trail and road to complete the ultimate trail running course. Dubbed the "World's Best" by marathon legend himself Steve Moneghetti, the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is the one to mark on your racing calendar. Why not team up this epic event, raise funds for your nominated charity through Everyday Hero or simply run for you! Did they mention that you get to recover in paradise?

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Email: info@pdem.com.au
Website: www.greatbarrierreefmarathon.com.au
Phone: 61740994540
Mobile: 61438318912

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Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships

Rutherford Street, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

This year's Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships promises spectacular action both on and off the field when it is held in Cairns, the tropical paradise city and gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest. In breaking from the convention in recent years of holding the Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championships in a capital city, this year's event promises to be spectacular when it is staged in one of Australia's most picturesque and popular holiday destinations, the tropical and vibrant city of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland; gateway to the World Heritage listed wonders of Great Barrier Reef and ancient tropical rainforests. The Australian Men's Masters Hockey Championship is a state versus state competition deciding Australia's best while selectors will be out in force to select the team for each age category that will compete in the International Masters.

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Email: info@cairnshockey.com.au
Website: www.cairnshockey.com.au
Phone: 61740532308

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The Octonauts

Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra,
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef! When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups, and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef!

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Phone: 61262752700

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Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield

33-37 Ford Street, Victoria's High Country Area,
Wangaratta, Victoria 3677

Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef in Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield. When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups, and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef! The Octonaut characters are in full body costumes and the creatures of the sea are done with puppetry. Show duration is 85 minutes including 20 minute interval.

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Email: boxoffice@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
Website: www.wangarattapac.com.au
Phone: 61357228105

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Great Barrier Reef Masters Games

The Pier, The Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

The second biennial Great Barrier Reef Masters Games will be held from 13 to 16 August 2015 in Cairns, Queensland - one of Australia's most popular holiday and vacation destinations. Close to 2000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are expected to converge on stunning Tropical North Queensland to take part in this great sporting event. This exciting multi-sport event will see participants compete in over 15 different individual and team sports across four days of competition. A nightly entertainment program complements the daily sporting program, providing an avenue for participants to socialise and experience the destination's adventure and hospitality.

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Email: gbrmastersgames@gmail.com
Website: www.gbrmg.com
Phone: 61740443705

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Octonauts - Operation Reef Shield

525 Swift Street, Albury Wodonga Area,
Albury, New South Wales 2640

Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef. When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups and a rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef.

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Email: entertainment@alburycity.nsw.gov.au
Website: www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/entertainment-centre/octonauts-live!-operation-reef-shield
Phone: 61260435610

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Cairns Airport Adventure Festival

The Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Set in one of the world's most iconic tropical locations, the 2015 Cairns Airport Adventure Festival will take place from 7-15 June 2015. The festival features an event for everyone, including; IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns, Coral Coast Triathlon, RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge, Quicksilver Reef Swim - Green Island, The Cairns Post Run for Cairns and McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns - a triathlon designed especially for kids! The pinnacle event of the festival is 'Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns' a gruelling iron-distance triathlon that features a 3.8 kilometre swim, a 180 kilometre bike leg that travels one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.2 kilometre run that includes the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.

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Email: multisport@ironman.com.au
Website: www.ironmancairns.com
Phone: 611300761384

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Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns

The Esplanade Cairns, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Situated at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns is set in one of the world's most iconic tropical locations and boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away. With arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns to Port Douglas. From reef to World Heritage listed rainforest, and a run along the stunning Cairns boardwalk, the race finishes in the heart of the city. This race has become a 'must-do' on the IRONMAN circuit, and there is every reason to believe the hype. Offering 40 qualifying spots for the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, this is one event to lock in your race calendar.

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Email: multisport@ironman.com.au
Website: www.ironmancairns.com
Phone: 611300761384

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Cairns Cup Carnival

585 Mulgrave Road Woree, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

The Cairns Cup is now a Tourism Award winning event and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry and one of the best things to do in Cairns. Boasting a carnival atmosphere with a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting company the Cairns Cup welcomes its community and visitors to beautiful Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef every year. Over the last few years the race meeting has flourished with new inclusions, celebrity attendees and record attendance. Held annually in August during Tropical North Queensland's tropical winter, the 103 year old event takes place at Cannon Park Racecourse, home to the Cairns Jockey Club (CJC).

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Email: info@cairnsjockeyclub.com.au
Website: www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au
Phone: 61740541203
Mobile: 61404460500

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Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield

155 Darling Street, Dubbo Area,
Dubbo, New South Wales 2830

When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky and very hungry Crown of Thorns Starfish are on their way to eat the reef! It will take all the Octonauts, their Gups and rag-tag crew of sea creatures to ward off the advancing starfish and save the Great Barrier Reef!

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Email: info@drtcc.com.au
Website: www.drtcc.com.au
Phone: 61268014378

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Fantasea Cruising Magnetic

Ross Street, Townsville Area,
South Townsville, Queensland 4810

Take in the stunning views while cruising on Magnetic Island's only passenger and car ferry service. With eight return trips daily, they welcome you aboard Fantasea as they make their way to Magnetic Island where you can enjoy magnificent weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention. The friendly ferry crew look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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Email: magnetic@fantasea.com.au
Website: www.fantaseacruisingmagnetic.com.au
Phone: 61747969300

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Queensland Rail Travel

305 Edward Street, Brisbane Area,
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000

Queensland is full of hidden surprises just waiting to be discovered, and what better way to experience them than through the magic of rail. A scenic rail trip allows you to make the most of your holiday, with every minute of the journey as much a part of the adventure as the destination itself. Relax in comfort as you watch the amazing scenery go by or enjoy the company of fellow travellers over a meal showcasing the finest of Queensland produce. With the convenience of traditional or modern trains, a choice of travel classes to suit, a rail journey is the perfect way to travel. Queensland Rail Travel has a comprehensive network of long distance and tourist trains extending along the Queensland coastline from Brisbane to Cairns, and west to Charleville, Longreach and Mount Isa playing an important role in connecting regional Queensland.

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Email: reservations@qr.com.au
Website: www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Phone: 61732357322

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Cruise Whitsundays Island Resort Connections

24 The Cove Road, Port of Airlie, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Cruise Whitsundays operates 'Resort Connections' a fast, seamless and personalised island resort transfer service in the Whitsundays. This service connects the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Breakfree Long Island Resort and Airlie Beach on the mainland. Cruise Whitsundays also operates a convenient connecting service from Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine through to Daydream Island Resort and Spa and Breakfree Long Island Resort. The service provides a seamless, hassle free and fast connection for arriving and departing guests with modern, purpose built vessels.

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Email: info@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website: www.cruisewhitsundays.com/resort_connections.aspx
Phone: 61748467000

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