Recognised as being the largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef has delivered many travellers to Queensland's shores who wish to lay eyes on the colourful marine ecosystem. It's easy to enjoy the tropical beauty of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, courtesy of Flight Centre's extensive range of tours. Whether plunging into the waves or simply gliding across them in a sailboat, there's plenty to see and do on this remarkable wonder of the world.
Don't miss these Great Barrier Reef attractions
- Day cruises to the reef
- Snorkeling and scuba diving excursions
- Scenic helicopter tours
- Multi-day reef combo passes
- Neighbouring tropical islands
Taking in the seaside sights
Tours of the Great Barrier Reef depart regularly from Cairns, Port Douglas and Airlie Beach. Enjoy some of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving on a range of guided tours led by professional dive experts. The colourful coral and exotic marine life make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
If you prefer to appreciate the scenery from above the waterline, a sailboat tour is one of the best ways to explore the region. There are countless trips to choose from including excursions to the eternally popular Brampton, Keppel and Daydream Islands. Tours range from half-day cruises to several nights exploring the vast coral reefs.
Take your holiday sky high
The Great Barrier Reef is as magnificent from the air as it is from under the waves. Enjoy the tropical weather and panoramic views from a hot-air balloon, or take a scenic flight in a helicopter or seaplane.
If you're brave enough, you can skydive right onto the sand, falling from thousands of metres high! If you'd rather stay closer to ground level, luxurious cruise ships can treat you to a relaxing day out on the reef. Back on dry land, tours through the lush Daintree National Park offer an entirely different perspective of this fascinating region.