Great Barrier Reef - Affordable? Fewer tourists? Magnetic Island?
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Nov 29, 2012 5:28 PM Last Post By: Ozziegiraffe
Nov 29, 2012 12:59 PM
As a Canadian I know it is ridiculous to think I can see a vast country like Australia in one week, but that is what I have! I will be travelling in February.
I thought as a biologist and a diver, I kind of needed to go to Great Barrier Reef. However, I am not keen on tourists or high prices.....so is a nice trip here even possible? I was thinking about staying on Magnetic Island. Anyone stayed and done diving from here?
I will also spend 2-3 nights in Sydney.
If anyone has an alternative suggestion for how to spend this week (I'm on a fairly tight budget), I am still quite open minded!
Nov 29, 2012 5:28 PM
1Magnetic Island is very close to the coast, and not a real reef island. Also, in February, you would be better going somewhere further south, possibly Heron Island.
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