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How to Get to Great Barrier Reef

How to Get to Great Barrier Reef by Air

There are regular flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, and Melbourne to Hamilton Islands and Lizard Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

Being a hot spot tourist destination, efforts have been taken to make the place easily accessible by tourists from across the globe and there are about 500 commercial vehicles to take the tourists to the reef islands. You can also choose to rent a car.

By far the easiest way is to take a flight to Cairns from where you can explore the Great barrier Reef.

How to Get to Great Barrier Reef by Rail

You can get there by train though the mode is not cheap. Cairns being the central hub of the region is connected by train from other cities of the country such as Sydney, Brisbane, etc.

From Cairns, you can hire a cab or travel in a bus to the Great Barrier Reef.

How to Get to Great Barrier Reef by Bus

Bus services connect Brisbane to Cairns, the central hub for the Great Barrier Reef. At Cairns, on offer is a variety of transportation choices – rent your own car, get onto a bus or coach or join a group touring the Great Barrier Reef.

Getting Around Great Barrier Reef

Catamarans are a slick and fast way to get to the reef, boats, cruisers, yachts and sailboats are all available and come fully equipped with knowledgeable crew and guides.

Those who can afford can fly to the reef by either a small fixed wing aircraft or a helicopter. The last two come with the bonus of aerial views of the reef but the best way is definitely by boat.

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