Fitzroy Island, Queensland © Tourism & Events Queensland

Fitzroy Island, Queensland © Tourism & Events Queensland

Where to stay on the Great Barrier Reef

Daydream Island Resort, Whitsundays, QLD © Daydream Island Resort, QLD

Daydream Island Resort, Whitsundays, Queensland © Daydream Island Resort, QLD

qualia, Hamilton Island, QLD © qualia

qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland © qualia

Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Top tip

If you’re a wildlife lover, don’t miss the island's turtle rehabilitation centre. ‘Cute’ is an understatement. 

Lizard Island Resort, Lizard Island, QLD © Luxury Lodges of Australia

Lizard Island Resort, Lizard Island, Queensland © Luxury Lodges of Australia

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, QLD © InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, Queensland © InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © James Vodicka

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © James Vodicka

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Manta ray, Lady Elliot Island, QLD © James Vodicka

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland © James Vodicka