Things to do  Great Barrier Reef – there are day tours and overnight tours for snorkeling and scuba diving departing daily from Cairns.

Planning your list of things to do in Cairns don’t miss the Great Barrier Reef

About The Great Barrier Reef

The largest reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, is one of the most highly sought after tourist destinations in the world as it offers ample opportunities to explore nature at its best.

With more then 2,900 individual reefs, there are many underwater activities.

Composed of more than 900 islands, there are many attractions to be found both on land and in the water.

The attractions are unlimited, whether you’re looking to scuba dive into the water, view the reef from above or take a cruise.

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Great Barrier Reef Scuba diving


Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

If you enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving or cruises, you’ll love the marine life that can be found at the reef.

With 30 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, you’re sure to see these magnificent sea creatures, whether you’re exploring the Great Barrier Reef in the water, from a boat or a hot air balloon.

There’s also 6 species of sea turtles you’ll be able to see too.

Not to mention 215 species of bird, 17 species of snake and more than 1,500 fish.

The beauty at the Great Barrier Reef is one of a kind and each of our activities allow you to take part in a unique adventure you’ll never forget!

The breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef isn’t the only thing that drives tourists and nature fanatics to the reef, but also the numerous fantastic attractions.

You’re able to explore the reef by taking day trips to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding cities, such as Cairns and Port Douglas.

Reef Packages

You can also take cruises, hot air balloon tours and island day trips.

If you want to head to land, take the Hinterland and Outback tours to explore the World Heritage areas and the vast Australian Outback.


To make the most of the Reef’s beauty, reef dive courses are available, as well as liveaboard diving.

You can even see the unmatched beauty of the reef from above by taking a scenic flight.

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Reef snorkeling

The Great Barrier Reef activities truly are a one of a kind experience you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

There are many attractions both in the water and surrounding the Reef, such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, rainforests, beaches, Cairns, Port Douglas and much more.

Find out for yourself why the Great Barrier Reef attractions are the highlight of many vacationers originating from around the world.