As one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage protected National Park and should definitely be one of your top Australia bucket-list tick offs! Its pristine beauty and its convenient location is just an easy cruise from Cairns makes a Great Barrier Reef tour the perfect way to kick off or wrap up an awesome East Coast tour. Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of marine life including the 1,500 species of fish, one-third of World's soft corals and the 30 species of marine mammals including turtles, dolphins, and whales that call this place home.
Backpackers World offers a range of incredible Great Barrier Reef tours and cruises from Cairns to explore this coral paradise, snorkel with spectacular marine life and even relaxing on private islands. If you simply can't get enough of this wonderful place, why not do a PADI Course and become qualified to experience the reef from a whole new perspective. Or, if you're up for a real treat we can even hook you up with an incredible scenic flight over the Heart Reef or an Airlie beach skydive for some seriously mind-blowing views.