Travel Guide

We’ve been sharing the Great Barrier Reef with visitors since 1974, so we’ve built up plenty of local knowledge over the years. Many of our staff are locals with great suggestions about where to go and what to do while you’re not exploring the reef.

Check out our handy Tropical North Queensland travel guide articles below for ideas of things to do in Cairns and Port Douglas, as well as info on the weather, our magnificent Great Barrier Reef and the wildlife that lives there.

About the Great Barrier Reef

About the Great Barrier Reef

Find out about the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef ecosystem on the planet that stretches along the coast of tropical Queensland

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Fish and Coral on a Budget Great Barrier Reef Scuba Dive

Great Barrier Reef Marine Wildlife Guide

The outer Great Barrier Reef is home to so many fish and coral species – they come in all shapes, sizes and colours! Here's a guide to some of the colourful and quirky creatures you might meet on your snorkel or dive trip

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Cairns Great Barrier Reef Weather

Great Barrier Reef Weather

Planning a trip to Tropical North Queensland? Find out about temperature and weather in Cairns and Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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Things to do in Cairns - image by Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Things to do in Cairns

Top activities, attractions and itinerary ideas for your visit to Cairns, from Great Barrier Reef trips to rainforest adventures

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Things to do in Port Douglas

Things to do in Port Douglas

With stunning beaches, spectacular national parks and of course the Great Barrier Reef on your doorstep, there's plenty to do in Port Douglas

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Overnight cert dive trip from Cairns

Where We Go

Discover the best of the outer Great Barrier Reef with our carefully selected dive and snorkel sites

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