We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

June Great Barrier Reef suggestions? Hotels, dives, etc...

2 posts
1 review
Save Topic
June Great Barrier Reef suggestions? Hotels, dives, etc...

Hi -

My fiance and I are planning to visit the GBR in late June. We will have about 5 nights/4 days there. We are both experienced divers and would love to spend 2 days diving.

We were planning to fly into Cairns. Should we stay there? If so, any hotel recommendations. It sounds like there is more to see on the islands or nearby towns...

Do you have any dive boat recommendations? I am not sure if we have time for a liveaboard. Are there single night trips?

If we're not on a liveaboard, are there smaller dive operations? It sounds like some of the cattle boats might be a nightmare.

Having trouble sifting through all of the online info!

THANKS in advance!

- Laura

Edited: 3:21 pm, May 26, 2010
North Queensland
Level Contributor
2,114 posts
51 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: June Great Barrier Reef suggestions? Hotels, dives, etc...

Hi there, as most of what you want would be further north I suggest you put a posting on the Cairns website as well, as Magnetic Island is off of Townsville there is good diving off of here but not the variety you would get from Cairns

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Sydney, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Business Travel, New South Wales
Level Contributor
30,132 posts
1,403 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: June Great Barrier Reef suggestions? Hotels, dives, etc...


Do you mean you are staying on Magnetic Island ??

Magnetic Island is located just 8 kilometres off Townsville, in Nth Queensland. Its just a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville.

Cairns is located 4 - 5 hrs drive away or you can fly direct from Townsville to Cairns ( 1hr flight). www.qantas.com.au

Cairns has better diving due to the easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.





3. Re: June Great Barrier Reef suggestions? Hotels, dives, etc...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:17 am, November 26, 2010
Get answers to your questions about Magnetic Island