One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef, the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef is a must-do while you in Cairns. The reef contains an abundance of marine life, with over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. Perfect for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving.
If you prefer to stay dry ,the underwater observatory and the semi-sub will be perfect for you to observe the reef and marine life. Whale or dolphin watching is also great, with the Great Barrier Reef forms a breeding sanctuary for cetaceans (whales and dolphins), with 35% of the world’s total living whale and dolphin species calling the Reef home.
Green island is one of Cairns’ most loved tourist attractions: a coral cay 27km offshore from Cairns, within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area, only 300 metres wide and 650metres long. Come and see the largest crocodile in captivity!.
Fitzroy Island’s beaches and the coral reefs forms part of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and lie less than an hour’s boat ride from Cairns. Apart from above water or beach activities above, you can also check out the glass bottom boat cruise, paddle boarding, paddle skiing or hiking in Fitzroy national park or turtle spotting along the beach