Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a 3-day guided tour that includes a full day on Lady Musgrave Island, part of the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on the time of year, you can spot turtles and visit one of the world's largest turtle research centers, learn about turtle conservation, or look for humpback whales out on the water. After a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, opt to snorkel, swim, or take a ride by glass-bottom (included), or try your hand at scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Round-trip transport from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast, most meals, and a 2-night stay at an eco-friendly beachside resort in Bargara are included.
- 3-day guided tour including Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef
- Spend a day at Lady Musgrave Island snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing on the beach
- Go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing on the Great Barrier Reef (own expense)
- Choose from shared and private accommodation options
- Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast included
Following pickup from Brisbane Transit Centre, Mantra On View Hotel, or Big Pineapple Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, travel to an eco-friendly resort located on the beach, stopping at a reptile park and zoo on the way. From the resort, spend a day cruising to and experiencing the Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island, where you can add activities such as scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or view the coral reef while snorkeling with provided equipment. . Spend two nights in your choice of a private room or shared accommodations. Each day, you can choose from included and optional activities, or opt to enjoy the beach and some free time.
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Please note: Pricing does not include reef tax and boat access fees (AU$210 per adult, AU$120 per child).
Day 1: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (L,D)
Meet your coach in the morning at a central location in Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast and head north. Stop and visit Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Catch sight of the Glasshouse Mountains as you go.
Visit the family-run Mammimo Gourmet Ice Cream. Sample fresh ice cream or sorbet (own expense) as you watch a farm demo about sugarcane production (seasonal). Once you've checked in and put down your bags, choose from several activities for the afternoon. Try surf lessons (own expense) or join a free guided snorkel school. Lounge and swim at the beach or pool at your leisure, visit the world's largest turtle research center (April to October), or experience the Mon Repos Turtle Centre (November to March).
In the evening, have dinner at a local café or restaurant, then enjoy the nightlife on site or a walk on the beach to look for shooting stars.
Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort
Day 2: Lady Musgrave Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast, hop onboard your boat and cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, situated on the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known to be free of stinging jellyfish.
After about an hour-long ride, arrive at Coral Lagoon. You have several options for your day. Swim among the amazing coral and fish with the provided snorkel gear, and take a trip by glass-bottom or enjoy a guided island walk with commentary. Keep on the lookout for whales (in-season) and turtles.
You also have the option to try scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Both beginning and certified divers can explore the diversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef; meanwhile anglers of all skill levels can attempt to reel in some fish with provided gear.
Enjoy a provided lunch, morning tea, and afternoon tea on the boat. If time and weather permit, you’ll be treated to a sunset tour. Afterward, enjoy dinner at a local café or restaurant and then enjoy the rest of the evening on your own.
Overnight: Kelly's Beach Resort
Day 3: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (B,L)
Check out of the resort after breakfast and head to the beach for some fun in the sun. Take an optional surfing lesson (own expense), swim, or snorkel, depending on the conditions and timing. Afterward, get back on the road. You return to your starting point in the evening to end your tour.