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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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 Tropical Zoo

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

Cod Hole

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

For divers and snorkelers, the usually crystal-clear waters off Lizard Island are a dream. Cod Hole, 20 km (12 miles) from Lizard Island,...

Conway National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Ten minutes' drive southeast of Airlie, Conway National Park is a 54,000-acre expanse of mangroves, woodlands, rocky cliffs, and tropical...

Daintree Discovery Centre

  • Forest

This World Heritage–accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Centre's elevated boardwalks and a high viewing tower enable you to overlook an...

Daintree National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

The world's oldest tropical rain forest is an ecological wonderland: 85 of the 120 rarest species on earth are found here, and new ones...

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Hartley's houses thousands of crocodiles as well as koalas, wallabies, quolls, snakes, lizards, southern cassowaries, and tropical birds...

Mareeba Tropical Savanna and Wetlands Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

If you drive 70 km (44 miles) west of Palm Cove you'll encounter another world: giant termite mounds dot savanna scrub, and vast reclaimed...

Mossman Gorge

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Just 5 km (3 miles) outside Mossman are the spectacular waterfalls and swimming-hole-studded river that tumble through sheer-walled Mossman...

Queens Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Offering shade and serenity less than a mile from the CBD, Townsville's colonial-era botanic gardens occupies 10 verdant acres at the...

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