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Activities in Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling/Diving: Explore the underwater world at the Great Barrier Reef – view myriad colours and hues of corals and fish in crystal clear waters. There are dive companies where you can hire diving equipment – scuba diving whether you area novice or experienced is best done under guidance from any certified scuba diving company in the area.

The easiest access to the Great Barrier Reef and the widest range of tour options are found between Port Douglas and Townsville. Choose from a one day trip or 2 to 3 days depending upon your interest.

For those who only want to snorkel around the waters, the only thing required is that you know how to swim and are up to some level of fitness. Again this should be done through a reputed operator who will take you to the area best suited for you and ensure that you are able to view the brilliant marine life and amazing corals.

Whale watching: Take a short cruise around the Reef in the winter to spot giant hump back whales – these friendly creatures are huge – up to 15 metres in length. It promises to be an exhilarating experience and a fabulous sight to see these huge creatures spouting water as they surface and the way they twist and turn themselves before splashing back into the water! One of the best places to undertake this activity is at Harvey Bay on the Fraser coast.

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