Best Time To Visit: The area is best in the southern winter. From June to October warm temperatures and little rain mean diving conditions are excellent.
Key Cruising Areas: There are endless options around the thousands of reefs and uninhabited islands. Escape the well-known dive spots and explore the quieter Ribbon Reefs. Further south the Whitsundays offer spectacular cruising grounds.
Don’t Miss: The GBR is heaven for divers. For a unique experience try a night dive at Challenger Bay. One of the best dive spots, the mystery of the ocean at night offers a thrilling opportunity to experience nocturnal creatures and even watch fish sleeping.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: While Cairns and Port Douglas offer many dining options, the best way to dine in the Great Barrier Reef is at a luxury resort on one of the islands. Spend a day on the exclusive Lizard Island, where you will be greeted by the resident monitor lizards and treated to a world of luxury on the resort. Dine in the Salt Water Restaurant for local produce expertly prepared.