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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 #4 of 22 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Island

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"The helicopter portion was a highlight"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 17 days ago

"Family was a bit nervous about the helicopter, but it was the highlight. We absolutely loved the views from above - plus it beat the two hour ferry on the way back. Snorkeling in the Great Barrier..." more »

Suzanne M, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Unforgettable views"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 21 days ago

"Seeing the Great Barrier Reef from above was truly an unforgettable experience. With the half day cruise and fly, the 2 hours on the reef are definitely not enough as it takes almost 2 hours to get..." more »

1 person found this review helpful

"Fun and safe"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 23 days ago

"Great way to get to and from Hayman. Love the DHC-2 Beaver, super views and the water landing. Pilot did a super job of explaining route, bumps to expect along the way" more »

JALL_517, California

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia