Great Barrier Reef Islands

Featuring on many a ‘bucket list’ is a trip to Australia’s natural marine wonder, the Great Barrier Reef; an awesome sight that will stay with you forever.

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For more than 2,000 kilometres along Australia’s Queensland coastline, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef offers a humbling marine wonderland that’s so large it can be seen from outer space.

A water lover's dream, you can take a dip in waters above the reef to snorkel and scuba dive; walk along the pristine stretches of white sand for beachcombing and feet-in-the-sand dining; island-hop on a yacht or seaplane flight; or simply recline in your superb island hotel with a cocktail and a view to die for.

To experience the Great Barrier Reef you can stay in one of the coastal regions nearby – like Cairns, Port Douglas and Mission Beach – and take day trips onto the reef. Or to truly immerse yourself in the natural wonder, you could stay on one of the many islands, such as the Whitsunday Islands, an archipelago of 74 tropical isles next to the reef, or with a stay on one of the main Great Barrier Reef Islands such as Lizard island.

Experiences not to be missed include a visit to the multi-award-winning Whitehaven Beach, the beauty of Heart Reef, watching turtles hatch on Heron Island (in season) and snorkelling in the reef off Magnetic Island.

Speak to our Travel Specialists for more ideas for your Great Barrier Reef Islands’ adventure and to learn more about our east coast Australia tours and hotels.

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Orpheus Island Lodge
Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
    Only accessible by helicopter and feeling utterly remote in these crystalline seas, there’s nothing but the pristine shores of Hazard Bay, ethereal ni...
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Hamilton Island
Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
    Hamilton Island is one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays off the coast of central Queensland. The island is easily accessed by air w...
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Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
    qualia’s 60 elegant and luxurious pavilions are set amongst native eucalypts and 30 acres of lush tropical gardens on the northernmost tip of Hamilton...
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Lizard Island
Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
  • Experience renowned diving at the Cod Hole and swim with giant potato cod
  • Hike to Cooks Look for panoramic views of Lizard Island and the Coral Sea
  • Take a dinghy to spend a day on a secluded beach with a deluxe picnic
  • Snorkel directly off the beach to the Clam Garden and see spectacular giant clams
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Bedarra Island Resort
Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
    This intimate hideaway is tucked between the tropical vegetation of Bedarra Island in the Great Barrier Reef, encompassing just ten villas which are s...
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InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Australia Queensland Great Barrier Reef Islands
    InterContinental Hayman Island Resort does all it can to create one of the ultimate Whitsundays experiences. With its string of irresistible fine-dini...
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