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Hill Inlet (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #1 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #2 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Motorcycle Trails
Owner description: Let us take you on a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the... more » Owner description: Let us take you on a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the world famous World Heritage listed areas of Cairns, the Tablelands and Cape York area in style on current model Suzuki DRZ400E all outfitted with long range fuel tanks, and experience the many river crossings, splendid scenery and abundant wildlife. Once discovered, never forgotten!Stop dreaming and come riding and fishing with North Queensland Trail Bike Adventures, safe in the knowledge that your holiday will be memorable from start to finish and a remarkable experience with our pride being dedicated customer satisfaction and professional care. « less
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Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, Australia)
Ranked #3 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (Palm Cove, Australia)
Ranked #4 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Farms
Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the... more » Owner description: Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. With over 2100 metres of timber boardwalks and pathways leading you on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna.Enjoy our entertaining and educational wildlife presentations including snakes, cassowaries, koalas, crocodiles, quolls and much more. Take a boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon to see crocodiles and other wildlife on our melaleuca wetland. Learn about sustainable use and conservation on our Crocodile Farm tour. The newly opened Gondwana Gateway is an innovative addition to Hartley’s where you can learn about the evolution of Australian wildlife in a beautiful forest setting surrounded by living descendants of Australia’s ancient past. Enjoy a delicious snack in Lilies Restaurant overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon and find that perfect gift, including crocodile leather products, in the Paperbark Gift Shop. Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm, this multi-award winning eco-adventure attraction is located just 100 metres off the Captain Cook Highway on the spectacular scenic drive between Cairns and Port Douglas. « less
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Muddy's Playground (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #5 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Playgrounds
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Esplanade Boardwalk (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #6 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Trails
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Ranked #7 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water Parks; Beaches; Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking... more » Owner description: Escape the summer heat at one of Cairns' best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon. Set on the Cairns foreshore overlooking Trinity Inlet, the 4800 sq metre saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year round safe swimming location. Saltwater is pumped from the inlet and filtered through a state of the art filtration and chlorination system, to meet Australian Standards. The kids can enjoy the sandy edges, build sand castles and play in shallow water. On the other side of the Lagoon, visitors can lounge on the timber decks in moderate shade. Shady trees, landscaped gardens and open spaces all contribute to the leisurely atmosphere on the Esplanade The Lagoon is open 6am - 9pm Thursday - Tuesday, Midday - 9pm Wednesday all year round.While you are on the Cairns Esplanade why not check out the Cottage Industry Market, 8am - 4pm every Saturday, in the Plaza just next to the Lagoon. Why not enjoy the weekend's live music featuring local bands with the stage set up next to the Lagoon. The Cairns Esplanade also boasts Beach Volleyball Courts, Bouldering Park, Skate Park, BBQs, Active Living Fitness Classes, Muddy's Playground, Funship Playgrounds and so much more, all free for casual use. Come along and enjoy! « less
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Heart Reef (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #8 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Grassy Hill (Cooktown, Australia)
Ranked #9 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Horseshoe Bay Ranch (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #10 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback... more » Owner description: Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea. We have horses to suit both total beginners and the more experienced so make a booking with us today. We ride twice a day everyday at 9am and 3pm bookings are essential and weight restrictions apply to keep our horses happy and healthy « less
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The Strand (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #11 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #12 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Lake McKenzie (Fraser Island, Australia)
Ranked #13 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Airlie Beach Lagoon (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #14 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
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Cairns Botanic Gardens (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #15 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Gardens
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Castle Hill (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #16 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hamilton Island Golf Club (Hamilton Island, Australia)
Ranked #17 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: This par 71 course is located a short boat ride from Hamilton Island on nearby Dent Island. The course measures 6,120 metres... more » Owner description: This par 71 course is located a short boat ride from Hamilton Island on nearby Dent Island. The course measures 6,120 metres (6692 yards) and is the only championship island golf course in Australia. The course has been designed by champion golfer, Peter Thomson, to challenge all levels of golf enthusiasts, from resort guests to professional golfers. The course may only be accessed via ferry from Hamilton Island Marina and bookings are essential. « less
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Michaelmas Cay (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #18 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Islands
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #19 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
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Ranked #20 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Scenic Railroads
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Skydive Airlie Beach (Whitsunday Island, Australia)
Ranked #21 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo (Rockhampton, Australia)
Ranked #22 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Palm Cove Beach (Palm Cove, Australia)
Ranked #23 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach (Fraser Island, Australia)
Ranked #24 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Stage Door (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #25 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Dinner Theaters
Owner description: Best little show on Earth! Three course delicious meal, 90 minute comedy cabaret show. Starring Bernadette Smith and the... more » Owner description: Best little show on Earth! Three course delicious meal, 90 minute comedy cabaret show. Starring Bernadette Smith and the fabulous Phill Stephens. Beautiful live singing, fabulous costumes and hilarious stand up comedy. Vegas in the tropics! « less
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Billabong Sanctuary (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #26 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Visitors to this wildlife sanctuary can interact with many native animal species in three habitat areas: rainforest, eucalypt... more » Owner description: Visitors to this wildlife sanctuary can interact with many native animal species in three habitat areas: rainforest, eucalypt forest and wetlands. « less
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Capricorn Caves (Rockhampton, Australia)
Ranked #27 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Whitsunday Great Walk (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #28 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Trails; Hiking Trails
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Daydream Island Living Reef (Daydream Island, Australia)
Ranked #29 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Daydream Island’s amazing Living Reef is a must see on the island. Located at the entrance to the resort, it is one of the... more » Owner description: Daydream Island’s amazing Living Reef is a must see on the island. Located at the entrance to the resort, it is one of the world’s largest man-made living coral reef lagoons and features more than 80 species of marine fish and 50 species of coral. This microcosm of the Great Barrier Reef continues to capture the imagination of tourists young and old; with guests having the opportunity to hand feed resident stingrays, sharks and barramundi. « less
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Townsville Palmetum (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #30 of 182 attractions in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Gardens
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