Sights & Attractions in Great Barrier Reef

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Airlie Beach Lagoon
This stinger-free swimming enclosure on Airlie's...
Sports Venues Airlie Beach
 
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
More than 1,500 tropical butterflies—including...
Nature Preserves Cairns
 
Billabong Sanctuary
This 22-acre sanctuary shelters wombats, dingoes,...
Nature Preserves Townsville
 
Birdworld Kuranda
One of your best chances to see the endangered...
Nature Preserves Cairns
 
Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park
Just south of Cooktown within the Wet Tropics...
Parks Cooktown
 
Cairns Marlin Marina
This floating marina's 261 berths bristle with...
Marinas / Piers Cairns
 
Cairns Regional Gallery
Occupying the impressive former Public Office...
Museums / Galleries Cairns
 
Cairns Tropical Zoo
At this 10-acre zoo visitors can hand-feed tame...
Zoos / Aquariums Palm Cove
 
Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park
The world's oldest tropical rain forest is an...
Parks Cape Tribulation
 
Castle Hill
The summit of pink-granite monolith Castle...
Viewpoints Townsville
 
Cod Hole
For divers and snorkelers, the usually...
Sports Venues Lizard Island
 
Conway National Park
Ten minutes' drive southeast of Airlie, Conway...
Parks Airlie Beach
 
Cook Monument
This monument was built in 1887 to commemorate...
Memorials / Monuments Cooktown
 
Cooktown Creative Arts Association
This small gallery exhibits and sells quality...
Stores / Malls Cooktown
 
Cooktown Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
The gallery sells locally made works of art...
Stores / Malls Cooktown
 
Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown's historical museum, staffed by affable...
Museums / Galleries Cooktown
 
Cooktown Hotel
Constructed in 1875, this place is affectionately...
Restaurants Cooktown
 
Daintree Discovery Centre
This World Heritage–accredited Wet Tropics...
Tours Cape Tribulation
 
The Esplanade
Fronting Cairns Harbour, this boardwalk is the...
Promenades / Boardwalks Cairns
 
Flinders Street
A stroll along Flinders Street from the Strand to...
Neighborhoods / Streets Townsville
 
Grassy Hill Lighthouse
A strenuous, not especially scenic walk or short...
Viewpoints, Nautical Sites Cooktown
 
Great Barrier Reef
To astronauts who've seen it from space, the...
Local Interest–Sight Great Barrier Reef
 
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Hartley's houses thousands of crocodiles as...
Tours Palm Cove
 
James Cook Museum
Cooktown, in its heyday, was a gold-mining port...
Museums / Galleries Cooktown
 
Kuranda Koala Gardens
All kinds of Australian wildlife are housed here,...
Nature Preserves Cairns
 
Kuranda Scenic Railway
The historic Kuranda Scenic Railway makes a...
Scenic Drives Cairns
 
Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetlands Reserve
If you drive 70 km (44 miles) west of Palm Cove...
Nature Preserves Palm Cove
 
Mossman Gorge
Just 5 km (3 miles) outside Mossman are the...
Geological Sites Mossman
 
Mrs. Watson's Memorial
Erected in the late 19th century, the monument...
Memorials / Monuments Cooktown
 
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Centuries-old relics from the HMS Pandora (the...
Museums / Galleries Townsville
 
Nature's Powerhouse & Cooktown Botanic Gardens
This interpretive center and museum is home to a...
Museums / Galleries Cooktown
 
Queens Gardens
Offering shade and serenity less than a mile from...
Parks Townsville
 
Reef HQ Aquarium
Come eye-to-eye with sharks, rays, giant...
Zoos / Aquariums Townsville
 
Reef Teach
Knowledgable marine biologists and...
Educational Institutions Cairns
 
Shute Harbour
Ten km (6 miles) southeast of Airlie Beach along...
Marinas / Piers Airlie Beach
 
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
From the Skyrail terminal just north of Cairns,...
Tours Cairns
 
The Strand
Dubbed Australia's Cleanest Beach, this...
Beaches Townsville
 
Tanks Arts Centre
This arts center is housed in a trio of...
Arts / Performance Venues Cairns
 
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Located at the base of the Skyrail Rainforest...
Museums / Galleries Cairns
 
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Spot wallabies, echidnas, dingos, goannas, and...
Parks Townsville
 
Undara Volcanic National Park
The lava tubes here are a fascinating geological...
Parks Cairns
 
Wallaman Falls
This is the highest sheer-drop waterfall in...
Bodies of Water Townsville
 
Wharf Street
Cairns can trace its beginnings to the point...
Neighborhoods / Streets Cairns
 
WILD LIFE Hamilton Island
This charming wildlife sanctuary houses...
Nature Preserves Hamilton Island
 
Wildlife Habitat
This world-class wildlife sanctuary just off the...
Zoos / Aquariums Port Douglas

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