7WEEKENDER AUGUST 1st, 2020
It’s a great time to discover the best of Queensland, and if you’re needing destination inspiration, look no further!
The Great Barrier Reef
We are blessed to have the world’s largest coral reef system on our doorstep. It’s the gift that just keeps giving to destinations from Cape York in the north to Bundaberg to the south. This natural wonder is a collection of thousands of reefs and coral cays and hundreds of tropical islands, and when it comes to ways to explore it, the choices probably also run to triple figures.
Visitors to Great Barrier Reef waters can swim, snorkel or scuba dive; they can sail or motorboat; some choose to sightsee by chopper or floatplane; others by semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat.
At its centre is holiday hotspot, The Whitsundays. It’s a region with a rich indigenous culture that is revealed on a day trip with Peter from Whitsunday Paradise Explorer, who is a descendant of the Ngaro people. Peter’s tour includes a visit to sacred caves on Hook Island, and a Welcome to Country at nearby Sawmill Beach on Whitsunday Island.