The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's great natural wonders. It is the largest reef in the world and consists of nearly 3000 individual reefs, 880 islands and hundreds and thousands of different types of plant, bird and marine life. Swimming with the fish and admiring the colours of the coral is a must for any holiday to the Great Barrier Reef. Outer reef scuba diving and island day trips are some of the more common pastimes on the reef along with scenic flights and rainforest tours to Kuranda and the Daintree Rainforest.
Stretching along the Queensland coast for over 3000km, the Great Barrier Reef can be experienced on a holiday to a variety of popular Queensland destinations including Cairns, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Cape York, Cooktown and Palm Cove. Offering an incredibly unique and spectacular natural environment, the Great Barrier Reef is not only a popular holiday destination for Australians but drawn thousands of visitors from all over the world year after year. If you’re travelling from abroad, our visitor information offers helpful weather information, local banking and currency conversion, visa application procedures and more.
There are hundreds of accommodation options all along the Tropical North Queensland coast! There are also a number of stunning islands located throughout the reef offering fantastic holiday accommodation. Regardless of whether you choose to stay on the mainland or an island, all accommodation is conveniently close to all of the most popular local activities and attractions including departure points for Great Barrier Reef tours and cruises.
Sail away the days on crystal clear waters... Tropical North Queensland is all about lifestyle (just ask the locals) and with the range of activities available, we can certainly help you out with a reef day trip, a diving holiday, the ultimate fishing adventure, or just a bit of fun filled sightseeing. Great Barrier Reef tours can either add some excitement to a holiday or the tour can become the whole holiday!
The weather over the Great Barrier Reef varies a fair bit due to the long length of the reef. Stretching over 2500km down the coast of Queensland, the majority of the reef is in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The northern part of the reef is in a tropical climate with hot, wet summers with heaps of rain and humidity. The southern end the Great Barrier Reef is sub-tropical with milder summers and far less humidity.
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
3 Nights, Transfers, Breakfast, Watersports, Free WiFi
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel
5 Nights, Transfers, Breakfast, Twilight Sail, Watersports, WiFi, Kids Stay & Eat Free
5 Nights, Transfers, Resort Shuttle, Kids Stay Free