Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, QLD © Jason Hill, Tourism & Events Queensland

7 of the best day trips on the Great Barrier Reef

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Yongala shipwreck, Townsville, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Yongala shipwreck, Townsville, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Low Isles, near Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Low Isles, near Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Turtles, Mon Repos Conservation Park, Mon Repos, QLD © Tourism Australia

Turtles, Mon Repos Conservation Park, Mon Repos, Queensland

Green sea turtle, Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism & Events Queensland

Green sea turtle, Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Swimming with minke whales, Lighthouse Bommie, Great Barrier Reef,  QLD © Tourism & Events Queensland

Swimming with minke whales, Lighthouse Bommie, Great Barrier Reef,  Queensland

Vlasoff Cay, near Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Vlasoff Cay, near Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland