Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef things to do

Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Vlasoff Cay by Helicopter

Have you ever visited a deserted island? Well now you can, with an amazing tour to Vlasoff Cay. Beginning your journey in Cairns, the pilot will cross the Great Barrier Reef showcasing the most amazing views, before landing on the islet. Wander the sands and swim in the azure waters, before returning to Cairns.

Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Explore Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island lies off the coast of Bundaberg, south of the Great Barrier Reef. Renowned for the clarity of its waters, there are plenty of activities for you to choose from. Go snorkelling beside the beach and look out for giant Manta rays that can measure up to seven metres across! You can also learn how to dive here.

Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Swim with Minke Whales

Meet the Great Barrier Reef's annual guests. Minke whales visit between June and July and you can have the amazing experience of getting in the water right along with them. Simply grab hold of the designated surface ropes and wait for them to swim over and investigate. With a friendly, curious nature, they are sure to come and say hello.

Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Relax at Whitehaven Beach

Nothing can quite prepare you for the vivid beauty of Whitehaven Beach. Like a scene straight from a portrait, the shimmering white sand against the azure waters is an amazing sight. This uninhabited island is a jewel of Australia. With over four miles of coastline, it is the largest of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays.

Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef
Dive the Yongala Shipwreck

Named as one of the top dive sites in the world, the SS Yongala Shipwreck lies on the ocean floor 28 metres below the surface. You can find it near the Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of Townsville. After it sank in 1911, the 110-metre ship became a home for a thriving community of marine life.

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