17th September 2014
When planning a visit to the amazing Great Barrier Reef, it can seem like a bit of a strange concept. It is a World Heritage listed natural attraction. It is one of the modern wonders of the world. It is a reef, in the middle of the ocean, which means you can't exactly just pack up the car and drive there. However with so many holiday hot spots in Tropical North Queensland, it's almost that easy. Stay in Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas or the Daintree and then it's just a short boat ride to the colourful corals and magical marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.
Forget hiring a boat, there are a huge range of Great Barrier Reef tours that will not only take you out to the reef and bring you back again, but also offer some fantastic inclusions along the way including drinks and snacks, buffet lunches and plenty of fun and exciting ways to experience the reef up close and personal. From day trips to overnight cruises, there's a Great Barrier Reef tour to suit your perfect reef experience. One of the best ways to not only see the reef but experience some of Australia's most beautiful coastline, the tours are the ideal addition to any Great Barrier Reef holiday.
Departing from a number of Tropical North Queensland's most popular holiday destinations, these Great Barrier Reef tours offer an excellent selection of vessels to choose from including smaller high speed vessels for a more intimate experience, luxury catamarans, mid-size sailing adventures and even large catamarans that boast their very own platforms on the outer reef. Accommodated tours aren't simply an overnight experience either, there are tours to choose from that range from 2 days to 7 days aboard a variety of vessels including the Coral Princess, Santa Maria and Coral Sea Dreaming. No visit to TNQ is complete without ticking the reef off your bucket list so why not hop aboard one of these fantastic Great Barrier Reef tours.