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Sleepover on the Great Barrier Reef
Situated at Moore Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
Yes, you’ve heard us correctly! This is a 2D/1N sleep-over experience on the Great Barrier Reef in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with Sunlover by Starlight! Situated at Moore Reef Marine Base on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visitors are treated to an awe-inspiring underwater spectacle, teeming with brilliantly coloured corals and more than 10000 marine species. You can enjoy all of Moore Reef’s state-of-the-art facilities including snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours, touch tank and fish feeding presentations as well as the only waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef! Optional extras include diving, SeaWalker helmet dives and helicopter tours.
Great Barrier Reef experience with Indigenous Guides
Situated at Moore Reef & Milln or Flynn Reef on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel offers one of the most unique Great Barrier Reef experience with stories told through aboriginal lenses. It invites you to step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on its day tour out to the spectacular outer Reef sites. The connection of land and sea country shared through the inspiring stories by the Indigenous rangers will fascinate and strike a deep connection to Australia's and the world's oldest living culture. The experience touches the soul deeply and will give you memories that last a lifetime. Great for families and explorers who want a cultural exchange!
Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)
Situated on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia off the shore of Townsville, North Queensland
The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in Townsville North Queensland comprises of a series of installations by renowned underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor that highlight reef conservation, restoration, and education. As the only underwater art museum in the Southern Hemisphere, MOUA is a beautiful and innovative blend of art, science, culture and conservation. Divers and snorkelers alike will be able to immerse themselves in a unique experience with the reef which strongly connects them to reef conservation and rehabilitation. Great for diving enthusiasts! For more information, click here.
Spectacular Reefsuites & Reefsleep, Whitsundays
Moored offshore on a pontoon at Hardy Reef, Reefworld is the setting for a spectacular overnight Reefsuite (luxury) or Reefsleep (glamping-style) experience. Reefsuites is Australia’s first underwater luxury accommodation with a front row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. For those who prefer to sleep under the stars, Reefsleep offers an intimate opportunity to do so in glamping-style. Cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands and enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkeling, semi-submarine rides and a visit to the underwater observatory. Onboard Reefworld, you can enjoy drinks by the ocean or tuck into a meal of fresh and delicious local produce. For those going for the Reefsuite experience, you get to fall asleep to a floor to ceiling view of the underwater world and marine life. Each suite comes with a private ensuite shower and a loo with a view. Great for families and friends!
Explore the splendour of Southern Great Barrier Reef
From Brisbane or Gold Coast
Did you know that you can also access the Southern tip of Great Barrier Reef via Brisbane or Gold Coast? At just over 5 hours’ drive north of Brisbane or a flight from Gold Coast Airport, you are closer to nature’s wonder than you think you are! Lady Elliot Island and Lady Musgrave Island are two magical coral cays you can get to for the perfect reef experience.
Lady Elliot Island
Take a scenic flight from Bundaberg, Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
Where else in the Great Barrier Reef can you walk less than 100 metres out of your door and be immersed in one of the seven wonders of the natural world? It is home to nesting turtles, manta rays, migrating whales and birds among the natural and abundant reef life. The colours and sheer diversity of its marine life will take your breath away.
Lady Musgrave Island
Just a 4.5-hour drive from Brisbane and a two hour boat ride from Bundaberg, Lady Musgrave Island is the only coral island on the Great Barrier Reef that is surrounded by a navigable lagoon. Built entirely of coral polyps, this unique cay has it all - reef, island, beautifully coloured corals, marine life, flora, fauna, and turtles.
For more information on Magical Great Barrier Reef Experiences, visit Queensland.com