A remarkable example of natural beauty and the only living structure on Earth that can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a masterpiece of Mother Nature.
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that the Great Barrier Reef is undoubtedly one of the most phenomenal natural wonders of our world. Comprising over 3,000 individual reefs along the Queensland coastline spanning almost 350,000 square kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is almost the size of 70 MILLION football fields. And as it’s also the only living thing on the planet that can be seen from outer space, that makes the Great Barrier Reef total bucket list material.
In this underwater wonderland, you will discover endless varieties of corals in every conceivable colour, shape and form that remind you of mythical underwater cities. Swim amongst the schools of fish and other marine life flashing by. Giant clams to small shells, starfish and sea cucumbers, anemones, green sea turtles, eels, rays, sponges – your senses will go into overdrive with everything there is to see on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
Trips to the Great Barrier Reef depart from both Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation and cater for all age groups and water abilities in full and half-day tours. Whether you’re a pro scuba diver or are just longing to find Nemo, discovering the utter magic of the underwater world is a memory that will stay with you forever. Go to a pontoon or multiple sites, enjoy 'dry' options of glass-bottomed boats and semi-submersibles. Sail or motor your way there, it's up to you. Which way will you discover it?
When it comes to planning the perfect Great Barrier Reef holiday, it's easy to get lost in the sea of options. Enter our handy Plan Your Trip tool. Simply sign in and start building your favourites list that you can share, compare and book direct with our tourism operators. So you can emerge from the Coral Sea with the perfectly planned and tailored holiday to suit you. That means more time for sipping Spritzes at sunset and we do love a good sundowner.
Find out more about Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas. Whether you choose to dive, snorkel, view it in a glass-bottomed boat, semi-submersible or by helicopter, there is a Great Barrier Reef tour to suit everyone!.
Comprised of over 3000 individual reefs spanning the area of over 70 million football fields (yes, really!), how do you choose which Outer Barrier Reef to go to? Hold onto your BCD as we've got some snack-sized suggestions for you to start with.
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