Great Barrier Reef ,Queensland, Australia » Entertainment » Attractions

  • National Parks

A large part of the Great Barrier Reef is protected through National Parks. These National Parks protect the islands vegetations, mangroves, reefs, marine and land life. Tourism is also promoted via these parks who offer all the necessary comforts and facilities needed during your stay. When on a visit at these national parks you can enjoy various activities such as exploring the lush green rainforests and multi-coloured coral reefs, scuba diving, walking, helicopter rides, treks, etc.

Capricornia Cays National Park

Address: Capricorn Coast, Queensland 4702 Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Girringun National Park, Wallaman Falls

Address: Turn off via Bruce Highway, Ingham, Queensland 4850 Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Gloucester Islands National Park

Address: Gloucester Island Airlie Beach Queensland 4802 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 7022

Molle Island National Park

Address:Molle Island, South Molle Island, Queensland, 4803, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Lindeman Islands National Park

Address: Lindeman Islands, Queensland, 4741, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Magnetic Island National Park

Address: Magnetic Islands, Queensland, 4819, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National Park

Address: Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National and Marine Park Cairns Queensland, 4870, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Paluma Range National Park, Mount Spec

Address: Turn off via Bruce Highway, Paluma, Thuringowa, Queensland, 4816, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

Repulse Island National Park

Address: Airlie Beach, Queensland, 4802, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 7022

Russell River National Park

Address: via Brampston Beach, Queensland, 4871, Australia

Tel: 1300 130372

  • Diving Sites

There are a number of unspoilt coral reefs surrounded by sandy cays that offer a great range of diving sites. Whether you prefer to prefer to snorkel in the inner Reef or opt for deep sea diving in the outer Reef, a great variety of gorgeous, colourful soft corals can be found. You will also have the chance to see some rare species of marine animals like sea turtles, big schools of fishes, cods, spangled emperors, Whitetip reef sharks, barracuda, trevally, Manta rays, etc. These diving sites are easily reachable by boats.

Bait Reef and Gary's Lagoon Dive Site

Address: Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4945 3711, 1800 801 252

Balgal Beach

Address: Turn off via Bruce Highway, Balgal Beach,Thuringowa, Queensland, 4816, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4773 8411

Beaver Reef Dive Site

Address: Beaver Cay Marine Sanctuary, Mission Beach, Australia

From Mission Beach, 28km east of Dunk Island and 37km from Mission Beach By Boat.

Tel: +61 7 4068 7099

Dive Adventures, Airlie Beach

Address: Unit 6 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Australia

Tel: +61 4 0758 3093

The Moltke Dive Site

Address: Pacific Ocean, Magnetic Island, Queensland, 4819, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4726 2728

Whitehaven Beach

Address: Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland, 4802, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4945 3711, 1800 801 252

  • Other Attractions

Beaches, diving and water sports are the biggest attractions for any tourist visiting Great Barrier Reef. But otherwise also there are places in and around the region which impart knowledge and worth a visit for the kids as well as the adults.

Reef HQ Aquarium

Address: 2-68 Flinders Street East, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4750 0800

Hill Inlet

Address: Whitsunday Island, Airlie Beach, Queensland, 4802, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4945 3711

Hook Island Observatory

Address 1: Hook Island, Whitsunday Islands, North Queensland, Australia

Address 2: PMB 23 Mackay Mail Centre, Mackay Queensland 4741, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 9380

Fax: +61 7 4946 9470

Lady Musgrave Island

Address: Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4153 8888

Lake McKenzie

Address: Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, Queensland, 4581, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4191 2600, 1800 444 155

Lake Wabby

Address: Lake Wabby, Fraser Island, Queensland, 4581, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4191 2600