Far North Queensland
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  • Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    1. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

    Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure, and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breatht...

    Awesome experience which I rate as one of the top experiences in my life. Seeing the beautiful live coral was something else. These guys knows the spots and our team AJ and "Deray" (hope I spelt that right!) were fantastic, knowledgeable and engaging with everyone on the boat. My reluctant sullen 13y old who did not want to go had the best time ever!

  • Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    2. Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day: from the water and the air. Visit the Whitsundays’ most iconic destinations. These include the famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and secret, exclusive snorkeling locations. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bush walk, all in one day. Visit both ends of the world-famous beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, take to the skies and experience a once-in-a-lifetime, 60-minute scenic flight.

    Soar over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Guests will have a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, flying over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed-wing aircraft offers big window viewi...

    Brilliant experience. Saw a Whale's water spout from the plane, and had a great time with the guides on boat and snorkeling. Swim with a lot of fish at Manta Ray Bay whilst the guide fed them from the boat

  • Airlie Beach: Segway Rainforest Discovery Tour

    3. Airlie Beach: Segway Rainforest Discovery Tour

    After your courtesy pickup and a short training session, Experience riding your own segway through the spectacular Conway National Park rainforest, along the Great Whitsunday Trail. This is the only segway tour is Australia to operate in a rainforest National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest and flowing streams, your experienced local tour guide will share interpretive commentary along the way. They will highlight the local flora and fauna as well as points of interest during the 9.4km round journey. Ride deep into the National Park rainforest and enjoy a delicious morning tea meal while relaxing by the crystal clear waters of Impulse Creek. Your tour guide will ensure your segway experience is one to remember, giving you time to appreciate the natural environment and the sights and sounds of this stunning Whitsunday tropical rainforest. Afterwards, you will have a courtesy return t...

    Had such a great time. Even the teenagers enjoyed it. Highly recommend this tour. Zac is fantastic.

  • Cairns: Snorkel & Dive a Secluded Great Barrier Reef Island

    4. Cairns: Snorkel & Dive a Secluded Great Barrier Reef Island

    Take a tropical island adventure and enjoy a leisurely 30-minute cruise down the colourful Mulgrave River. Soak up the beauty of the surrounding rainforest-clad hills from the cabin or shaded deck and admire the panoramic views. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles along the mangrove’s edge! After a short open water crossing, arrive at Frankland Islands National Park, your tropical destination for the day. A secluded and ancient marine environment, the Frankland Islands are home to thousands of plants and animals species, all waiting to be discovered. Spend 4.5 hours relaxing and exploring this secluded part of the Great Barrier Reef, that sees no more than 100 visitors each day. Snorkel straight from the pristine white sandy beach, where an expert marine naturalist guides you over colourful corals and tropical fish while explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem. ...

    Great, engaging and fun crew. Beautiful lunch. Snorkel safari is wonderful. The 9 hours duration indicated is not true. You leave the island at 2pm. Also the beach activities are not really available after lunch, so it’s either snorkel safari or beach activities not really time for both.

  • Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour

    5. Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour

    Experienced guides will take you to the best rainforest in the Daintree National Park. Travel in a modern, comfortable, and spacious vehicle that offers great visibility from every one of the 11 seats. The drive to Daintree Rainforest has picnic areas, emerald forests, and views of golden sands and blue waters.  Discover the rich diversity of the Daintree Rainforest through various national park walks. The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of the frog, marsupial, and reptile species in Australia. The tour's mission is to showcase some of the highlights of this incredible natural wonder, with visits to Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, and a river cruise exploring the waterways rich in flora and fauna. Enjoy interpretive rainforest walks, secluded lunch site, and exclusive estuarine crocodile and wildlife spotting on Cooper Creek. The Daintree Rainforest section of the Daintree National...

    The tour and scenery are fantastic and to top it off, our tour guide Ben was the icing on the cake! thank you team.❤

  • Cairns: Aquarium Reef Tank Diving Experience

    6. Cairns: Aquarium Reef Tank Diving Experience

    Begin your scuba diving experience at 12:00 PM with a medical check. An experienced dive team will ensure that you are comfortable with the scuba equipment and breathing underwater before diving into the aquarium's underwater world.  Swim with majestic underwater creatures such as reef sharks, large stingrays, Queensland groupers, amongst others. Your family and friends can watch from the dry side of the glass. Upon finishing the activity, receive a Discover Scuba Certificate of Completion as a memento of your experience.  Following your dive, enjoy all-day admission to the aquarium's other exhibits. See a diverse range of aquatic species and a variety of marine ecosystems.

    Purchased as a surprise for our friends special birthday. It was something that she had never experienced before, having practically done most every other adventure. The whole experience went so well, from the initial "shock" to the care and attention given by the staff at the Aquarium, who made it such a great experience for both swimmer and audience!

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What people are saying about Far North Queensland

before we got on boat James briefly gave us details of places we going to visit. when we got near whitsunday Islands where the shallow water was, boat was stopped for nearly an hour for all the people on board to go for snorkeling. It was my first time so i freaked out but nicole was very friendly, helped me to snorke,it was breathtaking, Cannot express in words how wonderful the snorkeling experience gave me to look in the water, get to find different spices of fishes, amazing reef swinging, on top of all that, we get to see Sandy the Shark. It was right 10 feet under me in a small cave. never imagined i would see shark that close. From there we were taken to white heaven Island, where we had bush walk for 15 minutes, we were full on but the bush walk was too much for kids they got tired and hungry. Right after that we had some fun time at beach whilst having lunch, playing with silicon sand and diving into the crystal clear water is the most exciting thing to do. we just loved it.

Such a fun day! The guides, Mandy and Braedon were fantastic, food was great and they were always eager to help out with any questions that came up. The boat ride and locations were amazing, we had a wonderful day!

First time ocean rafting was rough wet day. Still had a awesome day enjoyed Whitehaven beach and snorkeling. The tour guides Mandy and AJ made the experience even better I will be doing it again.

such a fantastic day! went out on Riptide with Scotty and Thomas and had a blast! highly recommend to anyone of any age.

Had such a great time. Even the teenagers enjoyed it. Highly recommend this tour. Zac is fantastic.