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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 20 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Island

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"Stunning - and whales too!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 days ago

"My daughter and I took a break from sailing around the Whitsundays and whilst staying at Hamilton Island marina decided to book a helicopter trip to Heart Reef - it was a two hour trip with a picnic..." more »


"Great Barrier Reef "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 22 days ago

"This one was on my life bucket list Had a great experience with an excellent pilot beautiful scenery the Great Barrier Reef was breathtaking definitely recommend" more »

P3404RGjohnm, Pascoe Vale, Australia

"Brilliant trip"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"We took the scenic helicopter flight which set down on Whitehaven beach for a picnic and champagne for 1.5 hours. It was absolutely amazing. The staff at Hamilton Island Air were all friendly and..." more »

allio708, Playford, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia