Southern Great Barrier Reef 3-Day Tour from Brisbane

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Australia

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from$275.14
4.4 out of 5

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Enjoy this 3-day guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at a beach resort, and take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island for a slice of paradise on the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), experience Mon Repos Turtle Centre's conservation experience (November to March), or try to spot humpback whales (June to November). Take part in optional activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and surfing on this trip to one of the world’s natural wonders! Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast is included.
Travel to a beach resort located in a small town, situated near Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights in your choice of a private room with ensuite, or shared accommodation. Each day, you can choose from included and optional activities, or simply relax and enjoy the beach and its amazing views. Day 1: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (L,D)Meet your coach in the morning at a central location in Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast and head north. Stop and visit Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Catch sight of the Glasshouse Mountains as you go. Visit the family-run Mammimo Gourmet Ice Cream. Sample fresh ice cream or sorbet (own expense) as you watch a farm demo about sugarcane production (seasonal). Once you've checked in and put down your bags, choose from several activities for the afternoon. Try surf lessons (own expense) or join a free guided snorkel school. Lounge and swim at the beach or pool at your leisure, visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), or experience the Mon Repos Turtle Centre (November to March). In the evening, have dinner at a local café or restaurant, then enjoy the nightlife on site or a walk on the beach to look for shooting stars. Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort Day 2: Lady Musgrave Island (B, L, D) After breakfast, hop onboard your boat and cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, situated on the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known to be free of stinging jellyfish. After about an hour-long ride, arrive at Coral Lagoon. You have several options for your day. Swim among the amazing coral and fish with the provided snorkel gear, and take a trip by glass-bottom or enjoy a guided island walk with commentary. Keep on the lookout for whales (in-season) and turtles. You also have the option to try scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Both beginning and certified divers can explore the diversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef; meanwhile anglers of all skill levels can attempt to reel in some fish with provided gear. Enjoy a provided lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea on the boat. If time and weather permit, you’ll be treated to a sunset tour. Afterward, enjoy dinner at a local café or restaurant and then enjoy the rest of the evening on your own. Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort Day 3: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (B,L)Check out of the resort after breakfast and head to the beach. Take an optional surfing lesson (own expense), swim, or snorkel, depending on the conditions and timing. Afterward, get back on the road. You return to your starting point in the evening to end your tour.Please note: Pricing does not include reef tax and boat access fees (AU$210 per adult, AU$120 per child).

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Local guide
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Admission to Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo

What’s not included

  • Reef tax and boat access fees (AU$210 per adult, AU$120 per child cash must be paid to the driver on departure)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities as per itinerary (swim with whales)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary

Day 1: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (L,D) Meet your coach in the morning at a central location in Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast and head north. Stop and visit Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Catch sight of the Glasshouse Mountains as you go. Visit the family-run Mammimo Gourmet Ice Cream. Sample fresh ice cream or sorbet (own expense) as you watch a farm demo about sugarcane production (seasonal). Once you've checked in and put down your bags, choose from several activities for the afternoon. Try surf lessons (own expense) or join a free guided snorkel school. Lounge and swim at the beach or pool at your leisure, visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), or experience the Mon Repos Turtle Centre (November to March). In the evening, have dinner at a local café or restaurant, then enjoy the nightlife on site or a walk on the beach to look for shooting stars. Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort
Day 2: Lady Musgrave Island (B, L, D) After breakfast, hop onboard your boat and cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, situated on the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known to be free of stinging jellyfish. After about an hour-long ride, arrive at Coral Lagoon. You have several options for your day. Swim among the amazing coral and fish with the provided snorkel gear, and take a trip by glass-bottom or enjoy a guided island walk with commentary. Keep on the lookout for whales (in-season) and turtles. You also have the option to try scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Both beginning and certified divers can explore the diversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef; meanwhile anglers of all skill levels can attempt to reel in some fish with provided gear. Enjoy a provided lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea on the boat. If time and weather permit, you’ll be treated to a sunset tour. Afterward, enjoy dinner at a local café or restaurant and then enjoy the rest of the evening on your own. Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort
Day 3: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (B,L) Check out of the resort after breakfast and head to the beach. Take an optional surfing lesson (own expense), swim, or snorkel, depending on the conditions and timing. Afterward, get back on the road. You return to your starting point in the evening to end your tour. Please note: Pricing does not include reef tax and boat access fees (AU$210 per adult, AU$120 per child).
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