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Great Barrier Reef - Whitsundays

Phone: 4948 5900


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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Ranked #3 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Island

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"Breath taking"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 19 days ago

"A safe and enjoyable way to see Hamilton Island and surrounding Island So blue So clear for miles and miles." more »

Gai M

"The best way to enjoy Whitehaven Beach"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 19 days ago

"This experience is a must if your're staying on Hamilton Island. It is the best way to view to islands & the birds eye view helps you to fully appreciate the vastness of the individual islands that..." more »

Samantha H, Sydney, Australia

"Stunning and unforgettable seaplane tour"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 21 days ago

"We enjoyed a fabulous three hour small seaplane tour over the reef (including Heart Reef), followed by a water landing at Whitehaven Beach with an hour or so to swim and enjoy a sparkling wine picnic..." more »

top-trippers, Heswall, United Kingdom

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia