Reefsleep is a two-day, one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Exclusive Reefworld at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive and explore this amazing natural ecosystem.
Your journey begins with a cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands – keep an eye out for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September. Out on the reef, go swimming and snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory – followed by a generous buffet lunch. Optional upgrades include guided snorkel safaris, scuba-diving and heli-scenic flights.
After the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and the reef are exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before your evening meal is served on deck, featuring fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon’s top level and slip into your cosy reefbed – it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars.
Dawn on the reef is a peaceful and unhurried. There’s time for some more snorkelling after breakfast. After lunch your vessel returns you to the mainland.
ActivitiesCamping Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming
MembershipQueensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
AccreditationECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
A reefbed is a purpose build queen size bed with a weatherproof zip up covering. There is storage under the bed for your belongings, USB charging port in the bed head and LED lighting inside. The beds convert to a water proof day bed during the day.
Prices per person based on twin or single share double swag.
Note: Children must be 12 years and older to do Reefsleep.
Check In: 7:30 am
Check Out: 6:10 pm