Australian Experience with John Vlahides

Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef, QLD. © Tourism Queensland

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

So big it can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is full of natural beauty. John Vlahides saw the area by sailboat and helicopter, visiting Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef to get up close with the ocean life. “Now I know why it’s one of the great wonders of the world,” John said.

Make John's Trip Your Trip

Stay overnight on Hamilton Island, one of the few islands in the Whitsundays that offers overnight accommodations.

Explore the Whitsundays by sailboat; you can tour them on a day cruise or book a boat for a week-long exploration.

Whitehaven Beach has been named Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach, and it’s easy to see why. The snowy white sand and aqua waters are simply spectacular.

See the reef from above on a helicopter tour.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world – but the warm waters around the Whitsundays also make it a great snorkeling destination.

Other Great Barrier Reef Experiences

View the reef from above as you float in a glass-bottom boat, or at eye level in a semi-submersible.

Fish for tuna, mackerel or coral trout.

Pamper yourself with a day at the spa or an afternoon of shopping.

For more ideas on what to do at the Great Barrier Reef, browse this five day Great Barrier Reef Islands itinerary.

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