As one of the Seven Natural Wonders Of The World, The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage protected masterpiece and is not to be missed! It's pristine beauty and easy access from Cairns makes it the perfect way to kick off or wrap up an East Coast Trip.

Backpackers World offer a range of incredible Great Barrier Reef tours for exploring this coral paradise, snorkelling with spectacular marine life and even relaxing on private islands throughout the reef. 

If you simply can not get enough of this wonderful place, why not do a PADI Course and become qualified to view the reef from a whole new perspective.

The dolphins, turtles and magic of the reef await, book your Great Barrier Reef tours with Backpackers World Travel today! 


Set sail in luxury aboard Quicksilver’s 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island, Low Isles for a day of discovery and island relaxation.

From $12


1 day Agincourt Reef Cruise - Silversonic

Explore the renowned Agincourt Ribbon Reef in superb style and comfort with the ultra modern 29 metre catamaran, Silversonic, custom-designed for the thrill of diving and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef!

From $30


1 day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Trip - Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises is an Cairns Local Icon that has been taking people to the Great Barrier Reef for many years. Escape for an unforgettable relaxed day to the Great Barrier Reef Snorkel amongst fantastic coral formations teeming with colorful tropical fish. 

From $109


1 Day Great Barrier Reef trip - Deep Sea Divers Den

Explore the World's most extensive Reef system on this convenient day trip from Cairns. The luxury vessel offers fantastic value for money with unlimited snorkelling and the chance to do up to two dives at different reef locations. 

From $145


1 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Ocean Freedom

Embark on one of the best Great Barrier Reef day trips with Ocean Freedom. Explore Upolu Cay, exclusive to Ocean Freedom, this reef is a naturally formed, colourful coral cay, protected from winds with shallow waters making it perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. Ocean Freedom allows plenty of time to explore the remarkable marine life and coral of this reef before taking off to a private island for sun lounging and Great Barrier Reef swimming! 

From $205


1 Day Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Sailing - Ocean Freedom

Ocean Free leisurely sails you to an exclusive mooring at Pinnacle Reef, on the eastern lee of Green Island. The small number of passengers of only 25 ensures a truly personalized and unforgettable reef experience. Explore Australia's stunning Great Barrier Reef today! 

From $205


2 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Deep Sea Divers

Spend two days cruising and snorkelling the World's most extensive reef system. See spectacular marine life including tropical fish, hundreds of species of coral and even catch a glimpse of migrating rays and dolphin pods! 

From $505


3 Day Great Barrier Reef Tour - Deep Sea Divers

If one day exploring the amazing marine life of the Great Barrier Reef isn't enough, head out on a multi day trip to snorkel and dive some incredible reefs with Deep Sea Divers Den Liveabord Dive and Snorkel trips.

From $655


4 Day PADI Open Water Dive Course - Deep Sea Divers

With over 40 years experince, Deep Sea Divers Den is the best place in Cairns to learn to dive! It's Cairns only fully covered purpose built dive pool heated to 32 degrees all year, 4 modern air-conditioned classrooms with state of the art teaching facilities.

From $665


2 Day PADI Advanced Course- Deep Sea Divers

The PADI Advanced Course is 5 training dives which will be completed with DSDD Instructors once on our liveaboard OceanQuest over 2 days and 1 night. All 5 Advanced training dives aim to boost your confidence and improve your personal diving experience.

From $765


5 day PADI Open Water Course - Deep Sea Divers

The 5 Day Liveaboard option is by far the most popular learn to dive option. Not only are you certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, but you also get FIVE additional 'Fun Dives', including a guided night dive at no extra charge! Experience the stunning views of the World's most famous reef and encounter tropical marine life including turtles, fish, coral and rays! 

From $955