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The Best Great Barrier Reef Beaches

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Great Barrier Reef Beaches

Whitehaven Beach , Whitsunday Island
4.8
If you could visit only one beach in the Whitsundays, it most likely would be Whitehaven Beach. One of the most photographed beaches in Austr
Palm Cove Beach , Palm Cove
4.5
Palm Cove Beach is noted for its long stretch of white sand lined by tall palm trees. Located in a small village once used as a resting stop
Tours from $56
Four Mile Beach , Port Douglas
4.4
A favorite local getaway at dusk and dawn, Four Mile Beach features a long stretch of golden sand gently lapped by clear water and lined with
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4.8
Duration: 9 hours
Spend an incredible day exploring the natural beauty of K'gari (Fraser Island), seeing highlights such as Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek, Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, 75 Mile Beach, The Pinnacles, and the Maheno shipwreck. The island is a natural treasure chest, with abundant animal and plant life on land, and dolphins, dugong, sharks and humpback whales spotted offshore. You’ll experience the island’s best on a full-day all-inclusive trip with an expert guide, with plenty of time to enjoy the pristine lakes, beaches, creeks and rainforest.IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR TRAVEL TO FRASER ISLAND:Following Queensland Government’s announcement easing travel restrictions in Queensland, Fraser Explorer Tours will recommence operating daily departures from Hervey Bay and Tuesday-Sunday from Rainbow Beach.
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The Strand , Townsville
4.8
An important part of Townsville's history since the city was founded in the mid-19th century, The Strand is a long strip of the shore featuri
Tours from $76
Airlie Beach Lagoon , Airlie Beach
4.5
Head to Airlie Beach Lagoon for a leisurely afternoon in Airlie Beach. A seamless integration of a 4,300 sq m (46,300 sq ft) manmade pool int
Tours from $37

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