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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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Diving in Australia

Diving in Australia

Diving in Australia

Completely surrounded by water and rich in islands and reefs, Australia is a diver's dream. Our waters shelter a treasure trove of marine life, with more than 4000 species of fish and the world's highest diversity of sea grass. Swim with the giant, gentle whale shark on Ningaloo Reef or with sea-lions and dolphins on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. Learn to dive on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest living organism. Or snorkel in sheltered and scenic Clovelly in Sydney. Discover kelp-encrusted submarines off the Mornington Peninsula or a maze of underwater caves along Tasmania's east coast. Our temperate waters are calling, so come dive in.

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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

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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North Queensland's Winter Sun

North Queensland's Winter Sun

North Queensland's Winter Sun

Want to make your friends jealous this winter? Tell them you're going to North Queensland, and casually mention the balmy weather, palm trees and swimmable seas. Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, set sail in the Whitsundays and trek back in time in the primeval Daintree Rainforest. Drive the Savannah Way to the remote Gulf Savannah. This tropical paradise is truly at its best from June to September, when the temperature averages 25 degrees Celsius and the turquoise waters are stinger free.

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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: 61 7 4846 7000

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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 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: 61 7 4940 1838

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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, the affordable Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef from land and sea, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest. The walking tracks through the rainforest, up to the summit and to the lighthouse offer a 360 degree view over the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of exquisite 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 and a general store. There are plenty of activities for the whole family at Fitzroy Island including sea kayaking, snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, glass bottom boat tours, dive lessons and dive tours as well as its own cinema. Camping also available. Fast Cat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort.

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Email: stay@fitzroyisland.com
Website: www.fitzroyisland.com
Phone: 61 7 4044 6700

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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: 61 7 5536 3644

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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: 61 7 4974 9428
Mobile: 61 417 959 257

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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 boutique 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 picking up and dropping back at Queens Court. 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: 61 7 4051 7722

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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: 61 7 4031 3300

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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: 61 7 4974 9323
Mobile: 61 408 077 853

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BreakFree Royal Harbour

73-75 The Esplanade, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Cairns is the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Tropical North Queensland's outback. From a great waterfront location overlooking Trinity Bay and the spectacular Cairns Lagoon, BreakFree Royal Harbour is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of this vibrant tropical city. The resort is within walking distance of Cairns Central Business District and the bustling hub of the Esplanade's restaurants and cafes. The famous Cairns Night Markets are on the hotel's doorstep and the Reef Casino is nearby. BreakFree Royal Harbour offers self-contained one bedroom garden spas with a private courtyard and one bedroom ocean view spa apartments with a private balcony all including kitchenettes, laundry facilities, spa, air conditioning, internet access, ironing facilities, hair dryer, digital television and a VHS/DVD player. From the level two pool deck, guests can enjoy views of the ocean, Cairns Lagoon and the passing parade of marine vessels heading out to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can enjoy recreational facilities including a swimming pool with sun deck and shade, gymnasium and barbecue facilities.

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Email: info@breakfree.com.au
Website: www.breakfree.com.au/royal-harbour
Phone: 61 7 4080 8888

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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: 61 7 4974 9463
Mobile: 61 488 032 645

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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: 61 7 4948 4800

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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: 61 7 4031 6500

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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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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: 61 7 4750 0800

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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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Southern Small Detached Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Divers will see turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays, pelagic fish and occasional manta rays cruising the walls which encircle Southern Small Detached Reef, located off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. These walls, which drop to beyond 100m, are festooned with a spectacular array of corals, large gorgonians, long sea whips, spike soft coral trees and sponges, which provide shelter for hosts of multicoloured reef fish. All make for great photos.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61 7 4051 3588

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Stepping Stones Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Whitsundays, Queensland 4802

Stepping Stones, off Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, is a series of 18 or more flat-topped coral pinnacles forming "stepping stones" with many interesting channels and caves to explore. Large areas of plate coral with fields of blue staghorn, schools of Batfish, Giant Maori wrasse, moray eels, and an abundant variety of tropical fish. Snorkelling across the tops is excellent.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61 7 4945 3711

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The Hangover Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Area,
Whitsundays, Queensland 4802

The Hangover, located off Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef, is a wall dive with exciting terrain to be negotiated by the diver. Larger marine life such as Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Cod and Mackeral to be found in this pelagic area. No previous history of this site, so surface and tell them what you saw!

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61 7 4945 3711

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Davies Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Townsville Area,
Townsville, Queensland 4810

Davies Reef, off Townsville on the Great Barrier Reef, is home to a number of dive sites from large pinnacles with small caves to prolific coral gardens and drop-offs. Deep gutters cut through the reef where the walls are decorated with soft corals and gorgonians. Small tropicals and large numbers of pelagics congregate in the area. Dive sites include the Sisters, Coral Gardens and Atlantis.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Website: www.townsvilleholidays.info
Phone: 61 7 4726 2728

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Great Detached Reef Dive Site

Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Area,
Cairns, Queensland 4870

Located off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef, the Great Detached Reef is a large complex of several reefs on an older fossil surface. This reef has about 46 kilometres of edge. Wall diving and very steep down to over 400 metres with some small caves in the wall. Barracuda, trevally and sharks, along with schools of basslets, fussiliers and sometimes blue-lined snapper. Moray eels, lobster, shrimp and nudibranch. Lots of large potato cod and some mantarays and turtles.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Phone: 61 7 4051 3588

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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
Website: www.capricorncoast.com.au
Phone: 61 7 4939 4888

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Coral Gardens Dive Site

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

The Coral Gardens at Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef is a very interesting shore dive with a maximum depth of around 12 metres. The gardens were damaged by a cyclone in 1992 but have recovered remarkably since then. This is an extremely good night dive site with all types of marine life. Night dwellers like the painted cray can be found out of their daytime hiding place.

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Email: info@great-barrier-reef.net.au
Website: www.bundabergregion.info
Phone: 61 7 4153 8888

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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
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
Phone: 61 7 4945 3711

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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: 61 7 4059 1908

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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: 61 7 4099 5888

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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: 61 7 4159 0022

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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: 61 7 4051 2241

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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: 61 7 4925 2580

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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: 61 7 4964 1800

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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: 61 13 0047 5247

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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: 61 7 5536 3644

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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: 61 7 4974 9077

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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: 61 13 0066 8716
Mobile: 61 428 263 111

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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: 61 7 4099 6999

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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: 61 7 4946 4662

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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 31 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: 61 7 4040 9999

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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: 61 7 4724 0600

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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: 61 7 4940 2000

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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: 61 7 4050 1333

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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: 61 7 4098 0006

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Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Terminal One, Air Whitsunday Road, Whitsunday Area,
Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802

Fly with an award winning Whitsunday Tourism Icon, snorkel in secluded coral suspended lagoons, travel in style to Whitehaven Beach and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in only 30 minutes. Air Whitsunday is the largest seaplane operator in the Southern Hemisphere, having proudly provided an unsurpassed tour and transport service in the Whitsundays for over 40 years. Their tours showcase a panoramic perspective of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park including the iconic Heart Reef; a pristine private snorkelling location amidst the coral suspended Hardy Lagoon; and ambient stops at the stunning Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands National Park. Air Whitsunday is most famous for their seaplane services that rendezvous with their privately operated coral viewing vessel which is moored at an exclusive snorkelling location inside a coral suspended lagoon in Hardy Reef. They also provide private picnics at Whitehaven Beach and the most comprehensive scenic flights on offer in the region, encompassing all the famous Whitsunday sights.

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Email: reservations@airwhitsunday.com.au
Website: www.airwhitsunday.com.au
Phone: 61 7 4946 9111

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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: 61 7 4946 7500

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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: 61 427 814 553

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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: 61 7 4099 4540
Mobile: 61 438 318 912

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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: 61 3 5722 8105

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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: 61 2 6043 5610

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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: 61 2 6275 2700

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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: 61 7 4044 3705

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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: 61 2 6801 4378

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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: 61 7 4054 1203
Mobile: 61 404 460 500

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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: 61 13 0076 1384

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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: 61 13 0076 1384

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Beef Australia

Rockhampton Showgrounds , Rockhampton Area,
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700

Every three years people from all over the World come to Rockhampton, Queensland to attend what has become one of the World's great beef cattle events - Beef Australia. The Beef Australia Expos appeal to a diverse audience and not only those engaged in the beef industry. People come to enjoy events ranging from cattle competitions, conference, seminars, property tours, school tours, concerts, shows, restaurants featuring beef dishes from around the World plus over 500 trade stalls. There is something for everyone. In 2012 over 85,000 people attended this fabulous International event - many extending their stay, enjoying the brilliant weather (25c and sunny) and taking the chance to visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef and all Central Queensland has to offer.

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Email: beefexpo@beefaustralia.com.au
Website: beefaustralia.com.au
Phone: 61 7 4922 2989
Mobile: 61 407 332 156

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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: 61 7 4796 9300

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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: 61 7 4846 7000

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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: 61 7 3235 7322

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