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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Cape Tribulation 2

Cooktown 10

Mossman 1

Palm Cove 3

Port Douglas 1

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

Birdworld Kuranda

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

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,...

Kuranda Koala Gardens

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

All kinds of Australian wildlife are housed here, but the namesake marsupials are star attractions. A half-hour stroll through the compact...

Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The historic Kuranda Scenic Railway makes a 115-minute ascent through rain forest and 15 hand-hewn tunnels to pretty Kuranda village,...

Reef Teach

  • Educational Institution

Knowledgable marine biologists and conservationists give entertaining talks and multimedia presentations, usually to packed houses about...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Tour–Sight

From the Skyrail terminal just north of Cairns, take a six-person cable car on a breathtaking 7½-km (5-mile) journey across pristine,...

Tanks Arts Centre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

This arts center is housed in a trio of repurposed World War II–era oil storage tanks in Cairns's lush Flecker Botanic Gardens, 4 km...

The Esplanade

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

Fronting Cairns Harbour, this boardwalk is the focal point of life in Cairns. Along the walk you'll encounter shady trees and public...

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