Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide


Welcome to the ReefFree Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide!

Here you’ll find all the information you should need to plan your holiday and Great Barrier Reef tour including information on the departure locations for our tours (such as Cairns, the Whitsundays & Hervey Bay), what there is to see in the Great Barrier Reef itself (to help you choose the Great Barrier Reef Tour that’s right for you!) and more!

You will find suggestions for information on what else to do while you’re there as well as the list of tours that depart from that location and more.

Please call us on 1800 088 511 if you need any advice on where to depart on your tour or what tour is right for you!


Places & Attractions

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Agincourt Reef

Agincourt Reef offers some of the… more

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Agnes Water and 1770

Famous due to its historic nature,… more

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is the hub of the… more

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Atherton Tablelands

Also Known As the Cairns Highlands,… more

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Bait Reef

​Bait Reef is one of the best… more

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Barron River

Running 165km long the Barron River… more

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Blazing Saddles Sugar Cane Farm

A working cane farm, you can tour it… more

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Blue Pearl Bay

Snorkel at the Beautiful Blue Pearl… more

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Border Island

With its abundance of sea life you… more

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Bowen

A quiet little town made famous when… more

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Breaking Patches Reef

Sensational location for diving and… more

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Broughton Island

Enjoy swimming, snorkelling,… more

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Cairns

Explore Cairns, Often Considered The… more

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Cairns Airport

Fly Into Cairns, The Gateway To The… more

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Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

Discover the sights and sounds of… more

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Captain Cook Highway

Captain Cook Highway - one of… more

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Cardwell

Cardwell offers magnificent views of… more

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Carnac Island

Carnac Island nature reserve is… more

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers is a busy western… more

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Daintree Rainforest

Spanning 12,000 square kilomtres the… more

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Daydream Island

Daydream Island has all the… more

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Dumbell Island

Swim and snorkel on the amazing… more

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Esk Island

Extremely Scenic and Rarely Visited,… more

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Exmouth

Discover This Charming Coastal Town… more

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Fitzroy Island

Visit a Tropical Island Paradise… more

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Flynn Reef

Flynn Reef is a popular dive site… more

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Fossil Bay

Explore The Fossil Cliffs And… more

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Fraser Island

The world's largest sand island!

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Fremantle

Visit This Bustling Port City

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Gold Coast Waterways

19 Kilometres of Stunning Waterway -… more

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Great Barrier Reef

Explore The UNESCO World Heritage… more

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Great Barrier Reef Activity Platform

Discover This Spacious Activity… more

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Green Island

Home to an abundance of plant and… more

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Hamilton Island

One of the Whitsundays Most Famous… more

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Hardy Reef

Secluded, Private Lagoon Reserved… more

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Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Visit Hartley’s Crocodile… more

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Hayman Island

White Sandy Beach And Sparkling… more

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Hill Inlet Lookout

Walk To The Famous Hill Inlet… more

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Hook Island

Hook Island is full of great… more

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Hook Passage

The passage between Hook and… more

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Ile De Phoques

An absolute haven for marine life… more

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Josephine Falls

Stop to admire the beautiful scenery… more

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Kuranda

Visit the World-Famous Kuranda… more

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Lady Elliot Island

Beautiful and Rare, Lady Elliot… more

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Lady Musgrave Island

Most Famous for its Moderate Turtle… more

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Langford Island

Langford Island is Popular for… more

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Lizard Island

Visit the Historic Lizard Island,… more

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Lodestone Reef

Townsville's Premier Dive and… more

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Low Isles

Sail The Low Isles On Wavedancer

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Mackay

Mackay has the feel of a quaint… more

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Mackay Reef

A Stunning Untouched Reef Location… more

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Mantaray Bay

Discover Fringing Coral Reefs At… more

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Maria Island

Maria Island offers you beautiful… more

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Marine World Platform

Located on Moore Reef, Marine World… more

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McRae’s Isthmus

Visit This Remote and Stunning Beach… more

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Mena Creek Falls

One of Innisfail's notable beauty… more

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Michaelmas Cay

Home to a Famous Bird Sanctuary and… more

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Milln Reef

Home to the Famous Three Sisters and… more

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Mission Beach

Beautiful Mission Beach in sunny,… more

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Mon Repos Turtle Centre

Mon Repos Turtle Centre

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Moreton Bay

Experience the magnificent Moreton… more

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Mossman Gorge

Home To More Than 500 Different… more

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Ningaloo Reef

Swim in the beautiful water or swim… more

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Norman Reef

Humphead Wrasse, moray eels, giant… more

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Opal Reef

Visit the perfect reef system for… more

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Orpheus Island

Experience a stunning tropical… more

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Osprey Reef

Commonly spotted here are loggerhead… more

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Outer Barrier Reef (from Mission Beach)

Explore the Great Barrier Reef… more

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Outer Reef (From Cairns)

Visit The Outer Reef On Silverswift

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Outer Reef (From Port Douglas)

Visit The Outer Reef On Silversonic

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Painted Cliffs

Discover These Incredible And… more

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Paronella Park

Paronella Park is a heritage-listed… more

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Pelorus Island

Visit a beautiful island located 800… more

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Perth

Discover The Essentials For A Great… more

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Pioneer Bay

A gorgeous little bay off Airlie… more

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Port Douglas

Enjoy This Spectacular Tropical… more

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Reef Marina - Port Douglas

Reef Marina - Port Douglas

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Ribbon Reef

Featuring some great dive sites such… more

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Riedle Bay

Discover Riedle Bay Lay East To The… more

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Rottnest Island

Experience This Special Place With A… more

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St Crispin Reef

A beautiful shallow reef coral off… more

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Sydney

Visit The Iconic Australian City And… more

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Tangalooma

See the beauty of Tangalooma.

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Tantabiddi Port

Located 40km out of Exmouth,… more

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Thetford Reef

Made of many coral bommies, you can… more

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Tipplers Licensed Cafe

Make a Stop for a Drink and a Bite!

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Visit the Tjapukai Cultural Park for… more

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Tongue Bay

Explore Tongue Bay with the… more

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Tongue Reef

Home to a large variety of coral and… more

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Trinity Inlet

Only Accessible By Boat, The Trinity… more

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Undara

Undara is a unique, different… more

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Undine Reef

A Fabolous Reef Location for… more

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Upolu Reef

Ideal reef for introductory diver… more

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Wheeler Reef

Well Suited to Scuba Divers and… more

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Whitehaven Beach

Voted Queensland's most beautiful… more

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World Heritage Darlington

Explore The Convict Settlement At… more

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Yongala Wreck

The SS Yongala sunk after being hit… more


Activities

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18-35yrs

Tours suitable for 18-35 year olds

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Daydream Island

Not enough can be said about this… more

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Diving (Scuba)

Guided scuba diving adventures and… more

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Drones Allowed

These tours allow the use of… more

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Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get… more

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Green Island

Beautiful, secluded, 120 species of… more

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Hamilton Island

The crown jewel of the Whitsundays,… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/Green_Island13.jpgHelmet Dive — Jordan{/place-images}

Helmet Dive

See the reef without scuba… more

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Jetski

A fun filled adventurous activity… more

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Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island

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Lady Musgrave Island

Unbeatable snorkelling & water… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/article-2592678-1CB0A2F700000578-106_964x587.jpgLuxury — Jordan{/place-images}

Luxury

Tours featuring luxury accommodation… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/aerial_great-barrier-reef.jpgOuter Barrier Reef — Jordan{/place-images}

Outer Barrier Reef

The Outer Barrier Reef is where all… more

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Platform/Pontoon Tour

Experience the reef from a stable… more

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Sailing

Feel the wind on your face as you… more

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Scenic Flight

See the reef from a new perspective… more

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Semi-submersible

Want to experience a Dive, but not… more

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Snorkelling

Join one of our many snorkeling… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/jetryder.jpgSpeed/Jet Boat — Kelsey V{/place-images}

Speed/Jet Boat

Experience a thrilling jet boat ride… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/underwater_viewing_chamber.jpgUnderwater Windows — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Underwater Windows

Experience the world underwater… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/barron_river_rafting_with_rnr.jpgWhite Water Raft — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

White Water Raft

Navigate your way through a river… more

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Whitehaven Beach

These tours visit the beautiful… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/activities/whitsunday-coast.jpgWhitsunday Islands — Jordan{/place-images}

Whitsunday Islands

Quintessentially Australian, the… more


Travel Regions

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Airlie Beach (Whitsundays)

The Whitsunday Islands are a… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/Brisbane.pngBrisbane — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Brisbane

Brisbane is Australia's new world… more

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Bundaberg

The Home of Bundaberg Rum!

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/cairns.jpgCairns — Super Admin{/place-images}

Cairns

Cairns is a great place to depart… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/cape_tribulation.jpgCape Tribulation — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Cape Tribulation

Reef, River, Rainforest and… more

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Exmouth

Discover This Charming Coastal Town… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/accommodation/fremantle.jpgFremantle — Sarah B{/place-images}

Fremantle

Visit This Bustling Port City

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/Gold-Coast.pngGold Coast — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a great place to… more

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Hamilton Island (Whitsundays)

Not only is Hamilton Island a… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/hervey_bay.jpgHervey Bay — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Hervey Bay

The perfect departure location to… more

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Perth

Discover The Essentials For A Great… more

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Port Douglas

Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/Sunshine_Coast.pngSunshine Coast — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a great… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/Townsville.jpgTownsville — Jarad Higgins{/place-images}

Townsville

Loved for its history, Townsville is… more

https://www.reeffree.com.au/content/departures/triabunna.jpgTriabunna — Kelsey V{/place-images}

Triabunna

Triabunna is fringed by hills,… more