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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 #2 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Island

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"Did two tours over two days..."

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 25 days ago

"The first tour was the Whitehaven Beach Getaway - our helicopter pilot Jake was professional and courteous - once we landed he set up the umbrella, picnic and left us to enjoy the soft sand and clear..." more »

Jason T, Sydney, Australia
1 person found this review helpful

"Expensive but worth it & book ahead of time"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"The was our first time in a Sea Plane & we were warned that take off might be rocky but the Pilot was amazing & the journey was super smooth. It was too windy to make the planned landing on..." more »

thegees1, Reading, United Kingdom

"A must do!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 1 month ago

"We had the most amazing helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach where we then got to have a champagne picnic and swim for an hour before heading back to Hamilton Island. We were very lucky and had..." more »

Stevie W

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia