The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the best ocean views for any certified scuba diver in the world. And even if you have not learnt diving, no problem, there are some great sites where you could acquire training and then test your skills. For the beginners there are shallow coral reefs with gentle waters, abundant in marine life where you could enjoy snorkelling and diving. For a swim with the sharks and other deep water fishes, there are protected sites on the outer reefs, especially for deep water scuba diving which can be reached through charter or sail boats. For those who want to try diving just for fun, there are one day first time diving trips.
Pro Dive Cairns – Training Centre
Address: 116 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4031 5255
Fax: +61 7 4051 9955
For more information, Visit Pro Dive Cairns – Training Centre.
To get a full picturesque panorama of the Great Barrier Reef, what’s a better option than Hot Air Ballooning? You will be awed to see the sheer enormity of the reef as you go away and away from the horizon. Through the balloon ride, you will experience the reason for including it in the Seven Wonders of the World. Tours generally take off from Cairns till Port Douglas on a daily basis.
Hot Air – Cairns
Address: PO Box 5115, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Address: PO Box 7428, Gold Coast Mail Centre, Qld, 9726, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4039 9900
For more information, Visit Hot Air – Cairns.
If you wish to see more of the Great Barrier Reef, then the best way is to book a Long Range Air Tour. You will be able to explore more islands, closely and get to stay in the most luxurious hotels while on your tour. Get to know what island hopping meaning as you travel around Dunk Island, Family Islands, Hinchinbrook Island, Port Hinchinbrook, Lindeman Island and Fraser Islands experiencing the journey of a lifetime.
Air Adventure Australia
Address: PO Box 339, Hamilton, 3300, Victoria, Australia
Tel: +61 3 5572 1371
Fax: +61 3 5572 5979
For more information, Visit Air Adventure Australia.
Joy flights are small one day helicopter tours which take you on an excursion trip of the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding regions of The Outback, World Heritage Rainforests, Daintree National Park, etc. Tour package depends upon personal choice, what picturesque scenes you want to view in that one amazing day / half day.
Down Under Australia
Address: PO Box 1071N, North Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4034 9000
Fax: +61 7 4034 9001
GBR Helicopter Group Cairns
Address: PO Box 84N, North Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4035 9669
Fax: +61 7 4035 9414
For more information, Visit GBR Helicopter Group Cairns.
If you are above 14 years old and love the feel of gust of cool air in your face, the tandem jumps is the best way to skydive and enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests. But if you are a certified skydiver, then also Australia welcomes you. Solo jumps can be arranged with the help of a professional skydiving company.
Address: PO Box 105N, Cairns Qld, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4031 5466
Fax: +61 7 4031 5505
For more information, Visit Skydive Cairns.
Bungee Jumping is free falling from an enormous height giving you a thrill of a lifetime and an emotion of conquering fear. The best place to try this alternative way to see the Great Barrier Reef is A.J. Hackett Bungy Jumping Tower situated near Cairns. Known worldwide, this tower is 50 mtrs high, there are various types of jumps which can be arranged such as Minjin Jungle Swing, Cairns Bungy Jump.
A.J. Hackett Bungy Jump
Address: AJ Hackett Cairns McGregor Road Smithfield, PO Box 700 Smithfield QLD 4878 Australia
Tel: +61 7 4057 7188
Fax: +61 7 4057 7003
For more information, Visit A.J. Hackett Bungy Jump.
Defy the speed of waters and risk your life and let go to the wonderful experience of White Water Rafting. Clash with the wild rivers and finally come out victorious through the rivers flowing through the rainforests and gorges. Choose from the different packages offered and make your day.
Address: PO Box 460 Cairns QLD 4870 Australia 19-21 Barry Street, Cairns Australia
Tel: +61 7 4031 3460
Fax: +61 7 4031 7460
For more information, Visit Foaming Fury.
Try kayaking with your partner for a change within the Great Barrier Reef in the natural waters of the Pacific Ocean with the coral reefs and marine animals for company.
Coral Sea Kayaking
Address: 2 Wall St, South Mission Beach 4852, QLD Australia
Tel: +61 7 4068 9154, +61 7 4197 82453
For more information, Visit Coral Sea Kayaking.
If you are tired of all the water based activities, then try horse riding through North Australia’s rainforest’s as the horse’s tapping feet travel you through exploratory trails. View various native bird and animals and also experience the exciting ATV obstacle course. This is a never forgettable incident and worth at least once a try.
Blazing Saddles Cairns Adventures
Address: PO Box 278, Edge Hill, Queensland, 4870, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4093 9100, +61 7 4093 9099
For more information, Visit Blazing Saddles Cairns Adventures.