Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://rxtestosteronesite.com/kerave-hair-uk/
  2. 2 Australia New Zealand - help with itinerary
  3. 3 New Zealand SI book ahead??
  4. 4 South Island trip in Oct.
  5. 5 transfer services between Sydney Airport and hotels
  6. 6 Flights from Ottawa to Sydney to Auckland
  7. 7 What Do you Think of My Itin
  8. 8 Rarotonga
  9. 9 Trip Report Fantastic South Island Trip May-June 2016
  10. 10 Great Barrier Reef in January/February??
  11. 11 7 full days itinerary in Melbourne
  12. 12 Cairns or Melbourne? Trip Feedback
  13. 13 Overnight Great Ocean Road
  14. 14 South Island Trip Planning: Akaroa Tour or Tranzalpine?
  15. 15 New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary
  16. 16 A week in Fiji
  17. 17 3 weeks New Zealand - Apr 2017
  18. 18 15 days Australia road trip off Sydney
  19. 19 help on NZ trip itinerary, what to keep what to skip
  20. 20 Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand
  21. 21 Choose a destiation - Oceania Island(s) for 10 day trip
  22. 22 New Zealand Christchurch area 3 days
  23. 23 Trip Report Day trip to see baby seals!!!
  24. 24 some questions about upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand
  25. 25 6 Days South Island Help
View next 25 » Back to the top

GBR Snorkel Whitsundays vs. Port Douglas vs ???

Jump to last reply

I'm planning our itinerary for a 13 day Australia trip. We plan to have time in Sydney, Melbourne and the great ocean road and travel up to the GBR.

We aren't divers, so snorkeling is how we'd see the reef. While we're keen to snorkel, enjoying a leisurely stay at a beach hotel and enjoying swimming and pristine water is just as important to us. An empty beach walking out to snorkel is a dream, a great boat tour would be nice too. We're willing to splurge on this portion of our trip, but would want the cost to be worth it.

So I'm looking for where we should head. Any opinions on each of these:
* fly up to Cairns and stay in Port Douglas (seen some nice hotels)
* stay on or near Lady Eliot island / Heron Island
* stay around / on one of the Whitsundays islands

Again, since we're not divers, it's unclear which might be best.

--scott

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement