The Great Barrier Reef is breath taking to behold – and so is its size and scope. If you have not made it here yet, it’s time to do so. It is the biggest living thing on earth, spanning 2300km, with more than 600 types of coral. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is visible from space – so we can understand why it’s hard to know where to get started. It does not matter if you want the chill life of soaking up the sun on golden beaches, or if you want to live it large with diving trips and helicopter tours.
What is the best time to visit?
Like most natural wonders, timing is everything. Although the reef never sleeps – you will be best placed to visit the Great Barrier Reef between May and October when temperatures are still warm enough for swimming, underwater visibility is high with rainfall being minimal.
You can time your Great Barrier Reef holiday for the following:
- November/December – turtle nesting
- January-March – turtle hatching
- July-October – humpback whales
- June/July – dwarf minke whales
- Winter – manta rays
Add on experiences around Great Barrier Reef:
- Take a Helicopter or Sea Plane ride over the Great Barrier Reef and experience its magnificence
- Snorkel and Scuba Dive to see the reefs and wonderful aqua life up and close.
- Swimming with dwarf minke whales
- PADI certification Scuba Diving course
- Get your adrenaline pumping – skydive over the Great Barrier Reef
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Exploring the great barrier reef