By Jac Taylor
Home to diverse marine life of the most vivid colours, the Great Barrier Reef offers the opportunity for great adventure, whether you do it in luxury or on a budget. Explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands, 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 such as Cairns, Hervey Bay, Mission Beach and Port Douglas.
HOW TO GET THERE
International flights fly directly into Cairns Airport, while domestic flights fly onto Hamilton Island or into Proserpine (on the Whitsunday Coast) or Townsville airports on the mainland. The gateway town for many island resorts in the Whitsundays is Airlie Beach, a 25 minute shuttle bus from Proserpine Airport.
- Sail through the 74 idyllic islands of the Whitsundays
- Stay in island resorts among the clear, warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea
- View and experience incredible marine life, from over and under the water