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National Parks

A large part of the Great Barrier Reef is protected through National Parks. These National Parks protect the island's vegetation, 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 to these national parks you can enjoy various activities such as exploring the lush green rain forests and multi-colored coral reefs, scuba diving, walking, helicopter rides, treks, etc.

Capricornia Cays National Park
Address: 60-100km north-east of Gladstone Brisbane, Australia
Girringun National Park, Wallaman Falls
Address: Lumholtz QLD 4849, Australia
Gloucester Islands National Park
Address: Gloucester Island, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland 4800 Australia
Molle Island National Park
Address: Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Lindeman Islands National Park
Address: Lindeman Islands QLD 4805, Australia
Magnetic Island National Park
Address: 40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Magnetic Island QLD 4819, Australia
Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National Park
Address: Queensland 4805, Australia
Paluma Range National Park
Address: Crystal Creek QLD 4816, Australia
Repulse Island National Park
Address: Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Russell River National Park
Address: East Russell QLD 4861, Australia

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 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: Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia
Balgal Beach
Address: Queensland 4816, Australia
Beaver Reef Dive Site
Address: Mission Beach QLD 4852, Australia
Dive Adventures, Airlie Beach
Address: Unit 6 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, Australia
The Moltke Dive Site
Address: Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia
Whitehaven Beach
Address: Whitsundays QLD 4802, Australia

Other Attractions

Beaches, diving, and water sports are the biggest attractions for any tourist visiting the 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 St, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
Hill Inlet
Address: Whitsunday Island QLD, Australia
Hook Island Observatory
Address: Whitsunday Island QLD, Australia
Lady Musgrave Island
Address: Queensland 4805, Australia
Lake McKenzie
Address: Fraser Island QLD 4581, Australia
Lake Wabby
Address: Fraser Island QLD 4581, Australia