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Couple snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
Coral cay off Dunk Island
Great Barrier Reef
Many tour operators visit the Great Barrier Reef
Map of Northern Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Queensland 4870 Australia

Northern Great Barrier Reef
Cairns, Cairns Area

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Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is the closest point in Australia to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

When travellers visualise themselves on the Great Barrier Reef - they think of Tropical North Queensland. While the reef is large in area the region boasts the only major international airport along the reef - giving the best access to this natural wonder in Queensland.

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In Tropical North Queensland, visitors experience the Great Barrier Reef in a number of ways. The most popular is by fast catamaran - when passengers are taken to their reef destination in air-conditioned comfort on high-technology crafts designed to protect the environment.

The Great Barrier Reef provides superb recreational activities such as snorkelling, diving, swimming and fishing, or cruising, and offers a superb environment for scientific research.

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  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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