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Things to do in Great Barrier Reef

World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
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Cross snorkeling or diving the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list by joining a guided tour from Cairns. With a var
Tours from $60
World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Port Douglas
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Get to know the secrets of the marine life-rich Great Barrier Reef on a scuba or snorkeling tour from Port Douglas. Accompanied by an expert
Tours from $203
World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Airlie Beach
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Cruise the turquoise waters of Whitsunday Passage before slipping beneath the sparkling ocean surface in search of colorful marine life on a
Tours from $110
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Duration: 7 hours
"THE ORIGINAL AND MOST AWARDED TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS"Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting offers two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more Whitehaven beach time.Ocean Rafting is the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and secret snorkel sites around the Whitsundays ensuring a memorable underwater experience.
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Safaris , Port Douglas
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We suggest booking in advance.Select from 7 top choices.
Tours from $22
Speed Boats Tours , Airlie Beach
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With an Airlie Beach speedboat tour, you'll explore Australia's pretty shoreline, snorkel along its protected reefs, and bask in the sun at o
Tours from $58

Great Barrier Reef

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Water Sports
The world's largest coral reef system, the world's largest structure built by living organisms, and one of CNN's "Seven Natural Wonders of the World," tops the itineraries of most visitors to Australia. You can see the reef system--which includes over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands spanning 2,600 km (1,600 mi) and covering 344,400 sq km (133,000 sq mi)--from outer space. Get a bit closer with a snorkeling or scuba diving tour departing from Cairns. Many companies operate out of the city, but make sure you choose one that's a member of the Australian government's High Standard Tourism Program, signifying a commitment to sustainable tourism. Choose a day tour for an introduction to the reef system or fully immerse yourself on a multiday trip on a live-aboard boat. However long you opt at the reef, you'll return with memories of a vibrant underwater world and improved knowledge of the ecological importance of reef systems. Plan the details of your Great Barrier Reef holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Australia trip itinerary builder tool.

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