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Great Barrier Reef ,Queensland, Australia » City Info » Travel Tips

Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef covered with hundreds of unique tropical islands, beaches, plenty of marine and reef systems. It offers wide range of water activities like Para-sailing, bungee jumping, sky diving, jet skiing and many more.

Tipping

Tipping has become a style of the Australian for good service in the restaurants. Tipping is not compulsory as service charges are normally added in the last amount of the bills. Here, you may find additional charges are added to the bill for the extra services on the special occasions or holiday, and even sometimes little high charges on the weekends. Special note or advice can be seen in the menu card itself regarding tipping. Mostly tipping is not expected to the taxi drivers but either round up the amount or give coins as a change in the form of tipping.

Safety

This city is a full of beautiful beaches and therefore no one can stay away from its blue and clear water. Therefore, here safety issues are always related to the water activities near to the beaches. Details of the tides must be taken before going to swimming or snorkel in the ocean. Carry all the safety accessories and take a look around the surroundings before relaxing on the sand. It is advised to stay away from the rare but deadly creatures found in the water or around the areas of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful and transparent jellyfish can be easily seen in the rainy season but they are considered to be most dangerous creature of the reef waters. So it is always necessary to obey all the rules given be the authority and watch out the safety warnings before visiting any places on the reef to avoid marine threats attack. Major safety precautions and sign boards are placed near the beaches especially for the tourist, and it helps to make all the tours more safe and secure.

When to Travel

Great Barrier Reef is located in the southern hemisphere and comes under the tropical climate zone. It never experiences extreme hot or cold climate all year the round. In summer season, climate is warm and hot. Best time to visit start from the month of May to October. In this peak season, sunny climate becomes perfect for beach destination. It experiences only two season so normally after summer season, there is monsoon which starts from the month of November to May. In these months, around 75 – 90 % rainfall is expected. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen before visiting this reef which normally experiences sunny climate all year the round.