A remarkable example of natural beauty and the only living structure on Earth that can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is a masterpiece of Mother Nature.
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that the Great Barrier Reef is undoubtedly one of the most phenomenal natural wonders of our world. Comprising over 3,000 individual reefs along the Queensland coastline spanning almost 350,000 square kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is almost the size of 70 MILLION football fields. And as it’s also the only living thing on the planet that can be seen from outer space, that makes the Great Barrier Reef total bucket list material.
In this underwater wonderland, you will discover endless varieties of corals in every conceivable colour, shape and form that remind you of mythical underwater cities. Swim amongst the schools of fish and other marine life flashing by. Giant clams to small shells, starfish and sea cucumbers, anemones, green sea turtles, eels, rays, sponges – your senses will go into overdrive with everything there is to see on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
Trips to the Great Barrier Reef depart from both Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation and cater for all age groups and water abilities in full and half-day tours. Whether you’re a pro scuba diver or are just longing to find Nemo, discovering the utter magic of the underwater world is a memory that will stay with you forever. Go to a pontoon or multiple sites, enjoy 'dry' options of glass-bottomed boats and semi-submersibles. Sail or motor your way there, it's up to you. Which way will you discover it?
Grab your snorkel and fins – everyone knows it’s better where it’s wetter! Plan the very best Great Barrier Reef trip that suits you. Sign up to our newsletter here for all the up-to-date local information and holiday deals to get you out on the reef.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree acknowledges the custodianship of the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef by the local Kuku Yalanji and Yirraganydji people whose rich cultures, heritage values, enduring connections and shared efforts protect our natural assets for future generations, and we pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.