Great Barrier Reef

Region

With more than 100 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland offers the ultimate personalised adventure on the world’s largest and most spectacular coral reef system.

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas, snorkel with turtles at a sand cay, dive among colourful coral gardens on the outer reef or camp on a deserted island to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.

Join a live-aboard dive boat for days and nights of underwater exploration, keep your hair dry on a helmet dive or zoom along on an underwater scooter. Go under your own steam paddling to a nearby island from the beautiful Cape Tribulation beach or board a helicopter for a breathtaking aerial view of the reef.

Enjoy the seclusion of a luxurious island resort in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef where you can leisurely explore a colourful underwater world, dine with the Coral Sea lapping your toes, discover marine birdlife or gaze at the ocean while you laze in a spa.

Tropical North Queensland is the closest destination to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to a pontoon on the outer edge of the reef, dive straight from the back of the boat or swim out from an island to see some of the 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral that live in this diverse ecosystem.

Try an introductory dive to see the reef and its colourful marine life up close or learn to dive so you can complete multiple underwater adventures as a certified diver. The enormous variety of diving experiences includes plummeting Coral Sea wall dives, diving alongside giant potato cod, joining reef sharks at night or witnessing the annual coral spawn.

Diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are all part of everyday life in Tropical North Queensland, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef

Region
Cairns esplanade from the air

Cairns

Regional Council

Gladstone Region

Gladstone

Regional Council

The Gladstone Region - Australia's best kept holiday secret - begins approximately 450 kilometres north of...

Burdekin

Burdekin

Shire

Just one hour's drive south of Townsville is the Burdekin Shire - the sugar capital of...

Townsville

Townsville

City

The best holidays are the ones that leave you feeling energised and alive. Townsville North Queensland...

Finch Hatton Gorge

Mackay

Regional Council

A world of discovery is illuminated with the dawn of each new day, from the glistening...

Rockhampton

Rockhampton

Regional Council

Ayton

Place Of Interest

Cook

Ayton is a good spot to revive your spirits. Strategically placed on the Cooktown to Cape...

Bedarra Island

Bedarra Island

Place Of Interest

Cassowary Coast

Just off the Tropical North Queensland coast, midway between Townsville and Cairns, lies Bedarra Island -...

Brampton Island

Brampton Island

Place Of Interest

Mackay

Sitting at the southern entrance of the Whitsunday Passage, Brampton Island is a tropical island haven....

Daydream Island

Daydream Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

Daydream Island has been impacted by recent weather events in Queensland. Please make contact with Daydream...

The Oaks, Facing Island, Gladstone

Facing Island

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Facing Island is located approximately 12 kilometres from the Gladstone mainland and is accessible by private...

Gloucester Island National Park, Whitsundays

Gloucester Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

Gloucester Island is situated at the northern end of the Whitsundays islands group,and is easily accessible...

Haggerstone Island

Place Of Interest

Cook

Haggerstone Island is located on the Great Barrier Reef, about 600 kilometres north of Cairns alongside...

Aerial View of Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

Hamilton Island is nestled amongst the Whitsunday Islands, a group of 74 islands just off the...

One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure.

Hayman Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

Hayman Island has been impacted by recent weather events in Queensland. Please make contact with Hayman...

Heron Island

Heron Island

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Among the music of seabirds, tracks of turtles and multi-coloured clouds of fish, the feeling that...

Hiking Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook Island

Place Of Interest

Cassowary Coast

Which Jurassic Island can only 40 people explore at any one time? Although the biggest island...

Hook Island

Hook Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

No visit to the Whitsundays is complete without seeing a few islands and Hook Island offers...

Keswick Island

Keswick Island

Place Of Interest

Mackay

Most visitors to Mackay are surprised to learn that one of the southern-most Whitsunday Islands can...

Lindeman Island

Lindeman Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

Its natural beauty and breathtaking Whitsunday scenery makes Lindeman Island one of the most spectacular tropical...

Long Island

Long Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

With 13 kilometres of extensive walking tracks, stunning lookouts, protected bays and beautiful secluded beaches, Long...

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Place Of Interest

Townsville

Escape to a tropical island paradise surrounded by secluded bays, golden beaches and activities to excite...

North West Island

North West Island

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Situated approximately 75 kilometres from Gladstone, North West Island is the largest Coral Cay in the...

Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island

Place Of Interest

Hinchinbrook

Uncover a secluded Great Barrier Reef Island that offers immaculate coastlines and a tranquil tropical escape...

Quoin Island

Quoin Island

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Situated just five kilometres off the coast of Gladstone, is Quoin Island. An unspoilt sanctuary for...

Aerial view of South Molle

South Molle Island

Place Of Interest

Whitsunday

South Molle Island is located in the heart of the Whitsundays. South Molle Island is the...

Ubobo - Boyne Valley

Ubobo

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Located 75 kilometres west of Gladstone is the small rural township of Ubobo, one of four...

Wilson Island

Place Of Interest

Gladstone

Wilson Island is currently closed however contact Delaware North Group in regards to future availability. Wilson...

Horse Riding Wonga Beach

Wonga Beach

Place Of Interest

Cairns

Named after the beautiful Torres Strait pigeon, Wonga Beach is a quiet refuge north of Mossman....

Hinchinbrook

Shire

Whitsunday

Regional Council

Cook

Shire

Cassowary Coast

Regional Council

Isaac

Regional Council

Palm Island

Shire

Yarrabah

Shire