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Islands of the Great Barrier Reef

There are endless ways to experience the magnificence of life above the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Home to an abundance of native Australian wildlife, the hundreds of islands and coral cays scattered throughout the 1400 mile-long Great Barrier Reef, offer a uniquely spectacular natural setting for a holiday of a lifetime.

Swim off the beach into a coral wonderland where the waters are teeming with fish and other marine life. From any one of these islands, you choose how you will personally connect with the reef which may include luxury cruises, snorkeling and diving, deep sea fishing, chartered sea plane joy flights, a swim with turtles or witnessing the majestic whales playing together offshore.

Expanding 86 million acres, the World-Heritage Listed coral reef system, the largest of its kind, is a magical backdrop to immerse yourself in all the Islands have to offer. Meander your way through the islands by catamaran, ocean-kayak to a secluded beach for a picnic lunch, or bushwalk to an island peak and witness the breathtaking views of your surrounds.

From the exclusivity and luxury of five-star resorts to a ‘back-to-nature’ style of designer-inspired safari tents, the diverse array of islands will compliment your very own Great Barrier Reef experience. Whether you choose ecological appreciation, world-class luxury, seclusion, adventure or complete relaxation, there are over 25 island resorts to suit your every holiday desire!

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Island Escape

The Great Barrier Reef Islands of Lizard, Hayman or Hamilton Island are ideal for Honeymooners or couples just wanting an exquisite escape.

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Heron and Lizard Islands are superb choices for diving or fishing.


If you are seeking absolute luxury, Hayman, Lizard and qualia on Hamilton Island are what you are looking for. If you are looking for a fun filled family holiday, Hamilton, Hayman or Daydream will make the perfect choice.


Hamilton Island and Daydream Island Resort & Spa are ideal choices for something in between. If you would like do a reef and island cruise, the options are wide and varied on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

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