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Hill Inlet (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #1 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, Australia)
Ranked #2 of 80 Outdoors 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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Muddy's Playground (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #3 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Playgrounds
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (Palm Cove, Australia)
Ranked #4 of 80 Outdoors 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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Heart Reef (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #5 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Grassy Hill (Cooktown, Australia)
Ranked #6 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Horseshoe Bay Ranch (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #7 of 80 Outdoors 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 #8 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Cairns Botanic Gardens (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #9 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning... more » Owner description: The Cairns Botanic Gardens are a tropical paradise where you can explore the beauty of tropical plants, relax in stunning surroundings and learn about tropical flora and horticulture. The Gardens are open from 7.30Am to 5.30Pm every day of the year and entry is free. The Botanic Gardens includes several spaces used for demonstrating the diverse plant life that can be found within a tropical climate. The Cairns Botanic Gardens include: Flecker Garden Centenary Lakes - Saltwater and Freshwater The Rainforest Boardwalk Mount Whitfield Conservation Park The Gondwanan Heritage Garden « less
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Airlie Beach Lagoon (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #10 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
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Lake McKenzie (Fraser Island, Australia)
Ranked #11 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Skydive Airlie Beach (Whitsunday Island, Australia)
Ranked #12 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other
Owner description: Skydive Airlie Beach and experience sensational coastal views of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and North... more » Owner description: Skydive Airlie Beach and experience sensational coastal views of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and North Queensland! Tandem skydive over Airlie Beach with up to three of your friends - and freefall for 60 heart-stopping seconds from the insane altitude of up to 14,000 feet. Who thought skydiving Airlie Beach could be this incredible? « less
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Castle Hill (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #13 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Michaelmas Cay (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #14 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Islands
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Ranked #15 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #16 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
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Capricorn Caves (Rockhampton, Australia)
Ranked #17 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Bicentennial Walkway (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #18 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
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Palm Cove Beach (Palm Cove, Australia)
Ranked #19 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach (Fraser Island, Australia)
Ranked #20 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Lake Wabby (Fraser Island, Australia)
Ranked #21 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Bodies of Water
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo (Rockhampton, Australia)
Ranked #22 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Billabong Sanctuary (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #23 of 80 Outdoors 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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Crystal Cascades (Redlynch, Australia)
Ranked #24 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Waterfalls
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Glacier Rock lookout (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #25 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
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Trinity Beach (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #26 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Beaches
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Horseshoe Bay (Bowen, Australia)
Ranked #27 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
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Red Arrow Walk (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #28 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Owner description: Behind the Botanic Gardens is Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, home to the Red and Blue Arrow Trails. These two linked... more » Owner description: Behind the Botanic Gardens is Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, home to the Red and Blue Arrow Trails. These two linked tracks ascend the slopes of Mount Whitfield. The Red Arrow loop trail (1.5Km return) beginning at Collins Avenue, climbs 100m in elevation through rainforest, Eucalypt forest and grasslands to a lookout above the Cairns International Airport offering views over the city and out to Green Island. A short link trail ascends a further 50 metres to another lookout from where the Blue Arrow loop trail (4.5Km return) commences. The Blue Arrow trail takes you through mainly rainforest to an elevation of 300m. About half way around, a short side track will take you to a lookout on the summit of Mt Lumley Hill where you get views along the coast to the north of Cairns. « less
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Mission Beach (Mission Beach, Australia)
Ranked #29 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Beaches

Mission Beach is a wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing on a glorious part of the coastline. If you are looking for more things to do and you have private transport then... more »

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Fitzroy Island National Park (Fitzroy Island, Australia)
Ranked #30 of 80 Outdoors in Great Barrier Reef
Category: National Parks
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