Great Barrier Reef by Day

Explore the GBR By Day...

For a day spent ashore or in the famed waters of this wonderful region, these are the places to be pampered, the sights to see, the activities to indulge in, and the gourmet treats to discover.

Pampering
Spa Chakra Hayman
Head to one of the Reef’s most luxurious islands for an afternoon of pure indulgence. Spa Chakra Hayman is widely recognised as a premier spa destination and offers lucky guests an exclusive range of individually-tailored beauty and well-being programs designed to soothe, relax, and restore balance and wellness. The Ocean Massage is a Hayman signature experience not to be missed.


Sights
Beaches
Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is perhaps the most beautiful in all of Australia with its seven kilometres of clear waters and snow-white sands. The lovely Lizard Island has over 20 beaches on which to sunbathe and swim, and Pebbly Beach is perfect for bathing.


Activities
Diving & Snorkelling
Diving and snorkelling on the reef are the reason most travellers dock in North Queensland, and for those new to the sports, there is no better place to undertake a training course and learn. The continental shelf at Agincourt Reef from Cairns, the shipwreck of SS Yongala from Townsville, and the Llewellyn shipwreck from Mackay are wonderful to explore. Lady Elliot and Lady Musgrave Islands are perfect for swimming amongst the turtles


Helicopter Tours

For those who wish to admire the reef from above, helicopter tours offer truly breathtaking scenes from the ocean all the way to the Queensland outback.


Bites
2 Fish
Located in the opulent Port Douglas, 2 Fish is an excellent choice for enjoying an extremely fresh seafood lunch.


Romano’s
On the beautiful Hamilton Island, you will find the vibrant Italian eatery of Romano’s where the delicious menu changes daily but the water views remain spectacular.


Salted Vue
On the mainland, Cairns is home to Salted Vue, where mouth-watering Australian dishes are served up in an elegant setting simply perfect for a long lunch.

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