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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Airlie Beach Lagoon

  • Beach–Sight

This stinger-free swimming enclosure on Airlie's shorefront has dedicated lap-swimming lanes, real-sand "beaches," adjoining children's...

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Zoo/Aquarium

More than 1,500 tropical butterflies—including dozens of the electric-blue Ulysses species and Australia's largest butterfly, the green-and...

Babinda Boulders

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

About an hour's drive from Cairns, Babinda Boulders is a popular swimming hole—and a sacred Aboriginal site. It's 7 km (5 miles) inland...

Billabong Sanctuary

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This eco-friendly, interactive sanctuary on 22 acres of bushland shelters koalas, wombats, dingoes, wallabies, endangered bilbies, snakes,...

Birdworld Kuranda

  • Zoo/Aquarium

One of your best chances to see the endangered Southern cassowary, a prehistoric emu-like bird, is at Birdworld Kuranda. It's home to...

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just south of Cooktown within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park protects a unique mix of...

Cairns Marlin Marina

  • Marina/Pier/Dock

This floating marina's 261 berths bristle with charter fishing, diving, and private vessels, including superyachts up to 60 meters (197...

Cairns Regional Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Occupying the impressive former Public Office Building constructed in the 1930s, Cairns Regional Gallery houses a hodgepodge of local,...

Cairns Tropical Zoo

  • Zoo/Aquarium

At this 10-acre zoo, visitors can hand-feed tame kangaroos, cuddle with koalas, enjoy breakfast with the wildlife, and attend daily snake,...

Castle Hill

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The summit of pink-granite monolith Castle Hill, 1 km (½ miles) from the city center, provides great views of the city and Magnetic...


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