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What will I see at the Great Barrier Reef?
The best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef is from June to November. At that time the weather is mild and snorkeling and diving visibility is usually pretty good. From December to March when northern Queensland has significant wet season, coupled with oppressively hot weather.
What is the best airport to fly into to visit the Great Barrier Reef?
The best International airport near the Great Barrier Reef is Brisbane, although all of the other international airports (ex. Sydney or Melbourne, etc) also offer flights to the towns near the reef.
What Cruise should I take around the Great Barrier Reef?
There are short and long cruises that visit the Great Barrier Reef. This can be a fantastic way to visit the reef and to experience all of the wildlife that there is to offer. The items that you might want to consider in planning your trip are around the Great Barrier Reef are:
-How much time do you have?
-Are there any cities that you would also like to visit while you are in Australia?
-Are there any specific islands or resorts that you want to see while travelling near the reef?
-What sort of accomodations are you hoping for? How active do you want to be?
-Do you want world class dive instruction?
We have several cruise recommendations that run in 2015. We can help you sort through how this trip will fit into your Bucket List Plans.
A few Reccomended Cruise Schedules:
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Sample Travel Itinerary to Great Barrier Reef
This is a great 2 week trip for accomplishing a whole bunch of Bucket List Goals (in BOLD) while visiting the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 1: Leave from DFW
Day 3: Arrive in Sydney (Remember that you will be crossing the international dateline)
Day 4: CLIMB THE BRIDGE for great views of Sydney
Day 5: Dine at the Enjoy a performance at the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Day 6: Fly to Cairns, enjoy the beach
Day 7: Board a cruise through the reef and beyond
Day 8: PADDLEBOARD, SNORKLE, DIVE
Day 9: READ MOBEY DICK
Day 10: SEE 100 SPECIES OF FISH IN ONE HOUR
Day 11: DIVE WITH THE TURTLES
Day 12: DIVE WITH THE SHARKS
Day 13: Return to land in Brisbane. TAKE SURF LESSONS in Gold Coast, south of Brisbane
Day 14: Travel Home to DFW
We can do whatever is needed to be sure that your Australian Bucket List Adventure is one that you will never forget!
The Great Barrier Reef
For many Americans, travel to Australia is sitting somewhere on their Bucket List. But not that many people really know what it is drawing them to this far away land. Sure, they have Kangaroos. And sharks. And surfing. But what exactly should you see when you are visiting Autralia? We suggest building your journey around a snorkling trip to the Great Barrier Reef. There are many ways to build a plan around the Great Barrier Reef. Here are some of our suggestions!
Where exactly is the Great Barrier Reef?
The Great Barrier reef is located on the Norteast shore of Austraila in Queensland. The nearest airports to fly into are Cairns and Townsville. Further south is Brisbane, the closest large international airport to fly into. Tours are operated out of all of those cities.