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Brampton Stay => Can we still do a GBR day tour?

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Brampton Stay => Can we still do a GBR day tour?

Hi all

We are considering staying at Brampton for either a 5 or 7 night stay for our honeymoon during the first week of November.

The only thing is that obviously the island is a fair way from the reef. Is there a way in which we can still go out there on a day tour? Or is the island so far away that this is impossible?

Thanks in advance


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1. Re: Brampton Stay => Can we still do a GBR day tour?

Not as far as I know, sorry airlian

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2. Re: Brampton Stay => Can we still do a GBR day tour?

We are going up there next week but having a few days at Airlie Beach first, from where I hope to go out to the reef. I gather that from Brampton they fly you back to Hamilton to connect with a reef trip. The flight from Brampton to Mackay airport is $99 a head, so I guess that the day tour with flights would be pricey.

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3. Re: Brampton Stay => Can we still do a GBR day tour?

Hi Aussie81

We stayed at Brampton Island in June this year for ten nights.

We loved it. However, the only disadvantage is that it is really too far from the Great Barrier Reef to do a 'day trip'.

That being said, it is not impossible. I believe you can charter a flight to Hamilton Island for the day - (providing they get the numbers for the flight - which is a bit risky anyway). I believe it is very expensive and probably not worth it for the sake of a day trip.

If money is an option (!) and you want to see the Reef, stay at Airlie Beach and visit various islands. Otherwise, just stay on one of the Whitsunday Islands.

The only disadvantage staying at Brampton, (which was great) is for those who want to see the Reef and Whitsunday Islands, as they are just too far away.

If the Whitsundays are your main aim, stay at either Airlie Beach where it is easy to do day trips to islands, or on a Whitsunday Island.

Alternatively, if you just want to visit the Reef for a day trip, that can be done from Cairns or Port Douglas.

Good luck.

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