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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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2/5 Poor Reviewed 18 days ago

"They were to pick me up at my hotel at 7:40 in the morning on Monday. When they didn't show up, I called them to find that they had canceled my trip the day before but didn't bother to call me. No..." more »

JLPenna, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Reef and Beach Explorer by Seaplane - WOW!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 18 days ago

"We did the Reef and Beach Explorer by Seaplane and it was amazing. Our piliot was very professional and a great guide. The flight over the reefs and Whitsunday is amazing. The landing at..." more »

Kim L, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States

"Whitehaven Beach Getaway by Helicopter - a must do!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 23 days ago

"What an awesome trip! Nick (I think!) our pilot was very reassuring and professional and the short flight to Whitehaven Beach was fantastic. Landing on a beach is something else! Once we had..." more »

tululah, London, UK
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Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia