Great Barrier Reef Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Great Barrier Reef - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Strand

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Dubbed Australia's Cleanest Beach, this palm-flanked stretch of sand—lined with jogging tracks and cycleways, picnic-friendly parklands,...

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

  • Arts/Performance Venue

At the base of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, this park offers many opportunities to learn about indigenous Djabugay people through...

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Spot wallabies, echidnas, dingoes, goannas, and hundreds of bird species at this terrific wetlands conservation park crisscrossed by...

Tully Gorge National Park

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

In the wettest zone of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, the mighty Tully River is a magnet for white-water rafters, while the gorge's...

Undara Volcanic National Park

  • Geological Site

The lava tubes here are a fascinating geological oddity in the Outback: a volcanic outpouring 190,000 years ago created the hollow basalt,...

WILD LIFE Hamilton Island

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This charming wildlife sanctuary houses kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, birds, and reptiles, including a resident croc. There...

Wallaman Falls

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Surrounding the highest sheer-drop waterfall in Australia is glorious Girringun National Park, in which ancient rain forests accessible...

Wharf Street

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Cairns can trace its beginnings to the point where the Esplanade becomes Wharf Street. In 1876, this was a port for gold and tin mined...

Wildlife Habitat

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This world-class wildlife sanctuary just off the Captain Cook Highway is divided into "immersion" wetland, rain forest, grassland, and...

Wooroonooran National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Extending south of Gordonvale to the Palmerston Highway near Innisfail, this is one of the most densely vegetated areas in Australia.

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