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Great Barrier Reef - Outdoor Activities

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Whitsunday Jetski Tours (Airlie Beach, Australia)
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$89* and up
Ranked #1 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Tours; Water sports
Owner description: Multi award winning Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours is an action-packed adventure tour operator providing a unique experience for... more » Owner description: Multi award winning Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours is an action-packed adventure tour operator providing a unique experience for guests visiting the Whitsundays and offering the first and only guided jet ski tours from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday Jetski Tours' guests can enjoy riding their own jetski into the world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park. The morning 'Airlie Adventure' explores beautiful Pioneer Bay and Airlie Beach through natural and manmade wonderlands, with sea turtle encounters on almost every trip and occasional dugong sightings. With one and a half hours on the jetski and approximately 30 kilometres of jetskiing, the tour is an ideal adventure for everyone. The 'Daydream Extreme' is for the more adventurous with open water jetskiing experiencing the Whitsundays' offshore islands. The four hour afternoon tour offers approximately 50 kilometres of action packed jetskiing, a visit to Daydream Island Resort and Spa and a choice of activities. Guests enjoy a delicious lunch at the Boathouse Bakery and a full resort pass with their choice of private fish feeding tour, snorkelling, mini golf or banana tube rides. Informative and entertaining commentary is provided on all tours by a qualified guide. Bottled water and riding apparel including tops, sunglasses/goggles, hat and safety gear are included as well as courtesy pick up and drop offs. The two half day tours operate daily in most weather conditions and no licence or experience is necessary. Whitsunday Jetski Tours was a triple winner of the 2012 Whitsunday Tourism Awards for Adventure Tourism, Customer Service and People's Choice award. « less
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Reef Teach (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #2 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
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Flyboard Cairns (Cairns, Australia)
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$128* and up
Ranked #3 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Don't let anything hold you back, not even gravity! Flyboard Cairns is the Premier Flyboard destination in Australia to... more » Owner description: Don't let anything hold you back, not even gravity! Flyboard Cairns is the Premier Flyboard destination in Australia to learn to fly under our instruction & supervision. We are located at Marlin Marina in the heart of Cairns & at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Our year round tropical warmth & sun make us the best choice & ultimate location for your Flyboard experience. Flyboarding IS for everyone! We've flown all ages from 16 to 75 with varying levels of health & fitness. We'll have you up & flying quickly or you'll have your money back! We're the only company that offers this guarantee! The hardest part is coming out to give it a crack, you don't need any experience we will help guide you the whole way. Sessions start with a safety briefing by your instructor where we'll explain rules & flight basics. After a short 3 minute jet ski ride outside of the Marina to our flight area, your instructor will guide you through our award winning program where you're guaranteed to fly! Most people are flying in 10 minutes or less. Once you start to show basic control and build some confidence, your Instructor will guide you through basic tricks like Dolphin Diving, 360 + degree turns, reverse bungees & more. We'll teach you whichever tricks you are keen to try & avoid the ones that you feel aren't for you. We'll end your session with a bit of freestyle time so you can combine all the tricks you've learned & express yourself while defying gravity! Flyboarding is the fastest growing water sport on the planet, come out with us and see what it's all about! Australia, Cairns & Flyboard... Adventure is waiting! « less
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Rapid Boarders (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #4 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Australia's only river boarding tour, experience up to grade 3 rapids at face level. The tour starts with a safety swimming... more » Owner description: Australia's only river boarding tour, experience up to grade 3 rapids at face level. The tour starts with a safety swimming lesson and then its into an adrenaline pumping, action packed day of river boarding. Tours operate daily with plenty of guides and a maximum of 12 participants. You must be able to swim, have a medium level of fitness and a comprehensive understanding of English. « less
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Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #5 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
Owner description: With our pristine water ways we operate out of too beautiful locations-The calm water ways of Shingley Beach right next next... more » Owner description: With our pristine water ways we operate out of too beautiful locations-The calm water ways of Shingley Beach right next next to the picturesque Able point marina and Airlie Beach in the heart of our town center weather permitting.We offer our intro to stand up paddle-SUP-witch will give you an excellent foundation into the worlds fastest growing water sport-We also offer Hire of both SUP and Kayak and sales-All of our instructors have the highest training and safety standards from experience from all over the world-Customized options for families-corporates-businesses-sports clubs etc. « less
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Trail Bike Adventures (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #6 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Motorcycle Trails
Owner description: Join us for a world class full service off-road trail bike adventure tour of a lifetime on exciting trails through the world... more » Owner description: Join us for 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, and experience the many river crossings, splendid scenery and abundant wildlife. come riding 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. Once discovered, never forgotten! « less
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Mission Beach Island Reef Adventures (Mission Beach, Australia)
Ranked #7 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: We depart from Mission Beach where the wet tropics meets the ocean. Our adventure will begin with a fast trip of approx. 45... more » Owner description: We depart from Mission Beach where the wet tropics meets the ocean. Our adventure will begin with a fast trip of approx. 45 Minutes to the Great Barrier Reef where you will explore this spectacular underwater world. Small personal groups of no more than 12. Unique locations, unspoilt reef and no crowds is what we offer as well as- -Less travel time to the reef, approx. 45 Minutes -Small groups, max. Of 12. -Snorkel guides to swim with. -All snorkel gear provided -Snacks included in price -Underwater camera/video available for hire -Toilet onboard Personal service and helpful crew will cater for all ages so come along and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef like very few people ever do. « less
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Ecojet Ski Safari Tours (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #8 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Tours; Water sports
Owner description: Airlie Beach Jet Ski Safari Tours is the latest eco adventure tour in the Northern Whitsundays. Eco Jetski Safari is a... more » Owner description: Airlie Beach Jet Ski Safari Tours is the latest eco adventure tour in the Northern Whitsundays. Eco Jetski Safari is a unique, thrilling, educational, and eco friendly. Drive your own jet ski through the beautiful waterways and secluded beaches with professional crew guiding you. Opportunity to see dugongs, Manta Rays, dolphins, turtles, whales in their natural environment. Enjoy the fantastic facilities of Montes Reef Resort including an A La Carte lunch. You will be talking about this magical trip for years. « less
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$56* and up
Ranked #9 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Raging Thunder has been taking thrill seekers White Water Rafting in North Queensland since 1984, and we offer 3 different... more » Owner description: Raging Thunder has been taking thrill seekers White Water Rafting in North Queensland since 1984, and we offer 3 different levels of excitement .... 1) BARRON rafting is a afternoon trip perfect for those who have never rafted before, or want a fun afternoon close to Cairns .... 2) TULLY rafting is a full day adventure on the Tully River, regarded as the best rafting location across both Australia and New Zealand, no prior experience is necessary .... 3) XTREME rafting pumps up the adrenalin running a custom raft adventure for small groups of confident swimmers on the Tully River, rafting with our most experienced senior guides you will encounter extra challenges such as rock jumping, rapid swimming and raft surfing. « less
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GSL Aviation (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #10 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: GSL Aviation are your best value operators for Cairns scenic flights. Our scenic flights and tours have been designed for the... more » Owner description: GSL Aviation are your best value operators for Cairns scenic flights. Our scenic flights and tours have been designed for the best viewing of the Reef and surrounding Daintree area, and our procedures and practices have been refined through years of experience in tourism operations. Our practices over the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park have all been approved by the Marine Park Authority, and we continue to support the ongoing conservation of the reef, with our low impact tourism operations. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, and once you see it from above, you'll certainly understand why. Our Aim is simple, and that is to give you the best possible experience of these amazing natural wonders. « less
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Explore Group - Snorkeling & Diving (Hamilton Island, Australia)
Ranked #11 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Reef Explorer is a custom designed dive and snorkel vessel. She is part of the Explore Group based on Hamilton Island. We... more » Owner description: Reef Explorer is a custom designed dive and snorkel vessel. She is part of the Explore Group based on Hamilton Island. We offer full day tours to the Outer Reef and half day tours around the Whitsunday Islands. We also operate to the world famous Hill Inlet on Whitehaven Beach for a half day tour. « less
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Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, Australia)
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$133* and up
Ranked #12 of 126 Outdoor Activities 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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Bad Fishy Jet Boating (Cairns, Australia)
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$47* and up
Ranked #13 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bad Fishy's cool boat is designed for extreme manoeuvrability, speed and agile performance. Prepare to get wet! On the... more » Owner description: Bad Fishy's cool boat is designed for extreme manoeuvrability, speed and agile performance. Prepare to get wet! On the Trinity Inlet spins, slides, fish-tails and water-walls are all part of the fun. You'll love the funky tunes Bad Fishy pumps out adding funk and groove to the thrilling ride! Don't underestimate the beauty of the sightseeing on this 35min adventure either! It's extreme fun! « less
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Great Barrier Reef Submarines (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #14 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
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Horseshoe Bay Ranch (Magnetic Island, Australia)
Ranked #15 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Outdoor Activities
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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$28* and up
Ranked #16 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Beaches; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water 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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Ranked #17 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Esplanade Boardwalk (Cairns, Australia)
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$28* and up
Ranked #18 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Trails; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional... more » Owner description: The Cairns Esplanade is a picturesque 2.5km stretch of foreshore in the heart of Cairns that is managed by Cairns Regional Council. The parklands, playgrounds, boardwalk, Lagoon and recreational facilities are all free entry. Come along and enjoy this stunning facility. « less
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The Strand (Townsville, Australia)
Ranked #19 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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TUSA Dive (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #20 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than... more » Owner description: Cairns based, TUSA Dive are the day tour scuba diving and snorkelling specialists to the Great Barrier Reef. With more than 25 years experience in taking visitors to the reef, TUSA Dive strive to make your Cairns reef tour as memorable, educational and exciting, as it is possible to be.The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) along the coast of Queensland, in Australia's Coral Sea. Labeled as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and a World Heritage listed region, visitors come from the all over the planet to visit this incredible icon... Our Great Barrier Reef.Experienced scuba divers and snorkellers alike can travel to the outer reefs in ultimate comfort on board Cairns' newest and best reef day boat, the TUSA 6. Launched in August 2011, the 24m TUSA 6 was custom designed for Great Barrier Reef cruising, cairns diving and snorkelling, and each day visits two unique reef locations from Tusa's choice of 16 spectacular dive and snorkel sites.Tusa Dive's professional and friendly dive crew are on hand throughout the day to assist you in ever way, and can provide education for snorkeling, first time "introductory scuba diving" (PADI Discover Scuba course), PADI & SSI Referral Courses, and PADI Open Water courses.For divers looking for more than a day trip, multi-day scuba packages are available for day touring and Tusa 6's big sister, the Spirit of Freedom provides 3 to 7 day liveaboard diving expeditions to the iconic dive destinations of the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea.TUSA Dive are proud to be accredited as an Advanced Ecotourism Operator, committed to providing a service that reflects our responsibility to contribute to the conservation of our Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and pass on this rich heritage to future generations. « less
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (Smithfield, Australia)
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$168* and up
Ranked #21 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Trams; Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
Owner description: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience... more » Owner description: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. The Skyrail experience, spanning 7.5kms over pristine rainforest, allows you to explore the wonders of an ancient tropical rainforest and learn about one of the most botanically fascinating and diverse areas on earth. « less
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Airlie Beach Lagoon (Airlie Beach, Australia)
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$15* and up
Ranked #22 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Beaches
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Reef 2 Beach Surf School (Agnes Water, Australia)
Ranked #23 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Surf Camps; Outdoor Activities
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NQ Watersports (Cairns, Australia)
Ranked #24 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Water sports
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Hamilton Island Golf Club (Hamilton Island, Australia)
Ranked #25 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
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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Seventy-Five Mile Beach (Fraser Island, Australia)
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$141* and up
Ranked #26 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Marineland Melanesia (Green Island, Australia)
Ranked #27 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Aquariums; Zoos
Owner description: Marineland Melanesia Crocodile HabitatSituated on beautiful Green Island off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Home to... more » Owner description: Marineland Melanesia Crocodile HabitatSituated on beautiful Green Island off Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef. Home to Cassius - largest captive croc in the world at nearly 5.5 metres. Set on 3/4 acre garden setting with over 60 crocodiles, sea turtles, tropical fish aquariums, and museum of primitive art and marine artefacts. See our crocodile feeding shows at 10.30 and 1.30 daily, and have your photo taken holding a baby crocodile. Ask about our family rates.At our entrance you will find our gift shop, with a fantastic range - and the best prices. Souvenirs, T-shirts, beach clothing, towels, sunscreen, shells, coral, gemstones and jewellery. We make beautiful gemstone and coral jewellery here in our shop as well - take home something unique to Green island. « less
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Mission Beach Boat Hire (Mission Beach, Australia)
Ranked #28 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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Palm Cove Beach (Palm Cove, Australia)
Ranked #29 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Bicentennial Walkway (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Ranked #30 of 126 Outdoor Activities in Great Barrier Reef
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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