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Great Barrier Reef Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • The Great Barrier Reef is a must inclusion on all trips to Australia.
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  • A beautiful day out on the reef
  • Underwater photographer
  • A Barrier Reef island as seen from overhead
  • Just a few of the sponge and coral varieties found on the reef

Our Great Barrier Reef Tours

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural gift to Australia, a truly wondrous underwater phenomenon. It is the world’s largest coral reef system with 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands located off the coast of Queensland in the Coral Sea. Just to give an idea of its size, it stretches 2600 kilometres/1600 miles and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. In fact, it was declared a World Heritage site in 1981 and a must visit on an Australia vacation.

Great Barrier Reef Vacation Highlights 

The Great Barrier Reef is environmentally protected to ensure marine life is healthy so that one can continue to see whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles and a whole host of colourful tropical fish swimming in these waters.

With its clear warm waters and accessibility, the Great Barrier Reef not only attracts snorkelers and scuba divers who find this a major region for their activities but visitors can choose to stay on the mainland in resorts on trips to Australia. These include Cairns and Port Douglas. Or you can decide to stay on one of the many islands catering to tourists such as Hamilton Island, Hayman Island and Heron Island in the Whitsunday Islands.

There are other ways to view the Reef on Australian tours. You can enjoy a short cruise for a few days or simply take a glass bottomed boat for a half day outing to view the underwater treasures.

Choosing how to explore might be the most difficult part of your Great Barrier Reef vacation, but you can bet it will be a rewarding one.

C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Unveiling Lonely Planet’s Top Attractions of the World

Plan Your Perfect Australia Escape

Enjoy Cruising in Australia and the South Pacific

Swimming With the Fishes in Australia

Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

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Great Barrier Reef

  • Revitalise on the Reef: Cairns to Cairns

    Recharge your body and mind as you discover the stunning underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend a week aboard the Coral Discoverer and take part in daily wellness workshops as you explore the Queensland coastline and dive through the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,171
    Trip Type:
    Beach & Island Escapes, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Signature Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest in Luxury

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Get the best of both worlds and stay in luxury accommodations on this reef and rainforest vacation. Swim, snorkel, and relax on a coral cay in the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef. Then discover the Daintree Rainforest and Mossman River from your treehouse resort.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,858
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Treasures of Australia Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

    Discover the icons of Oz on this luxury vacation to Australia. As you cross the country and stay in premium accommodations, you’ll see Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre, cruise the Great Barrier Reef at Port Douglas, and explore the urban wonders of Melbourne and Sydney.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,495
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Tropical Adventure: Brisbane to Cairns

    Heads up, sun seekers! Your tropical Queensland vacation is here! Set out from either Brisbane or Cairns and discover the best sights and most memorable experiences of Queensland’s diverse coastline. Hit the dunes and discover the history of Fraser Island, sail the Whitsundays, and explore the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,153
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Tropical Suntanner Trip for 18 to 39 Year Olds

    This trip is all about sun, sea, and gorgeous scenery! Take in all Cairns has to offer, then feel the wind in your hair as you sail the unbelievable Whitsundays. Along the way, there's scuba diving, snorkelling, and simply floating above The Great Barrier Reef on this ultimate Queensland trip, geared to the under 40s.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,307
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Value East Coast Discovery: Gold Coast to Cairns

    Travel Australia’s beautiful east coast and explore its tropical wildlife and landscape. Start at the surfers’ hub of the Gold Coast, then head north through the laidback Sunshine Coast and Rockhampton before reaching Cairns and the incredible natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,595
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Value Grand Australia: Escorted Vacation: Cairns to Sydney

    Join an extended tour of the Queensland Coast and the Great Barrier Reef and experience tropical resorts, some on the Reef itself. You will discover rainforests and tablelands as well as visit Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo and have time to enjoy swimming, water sports and more.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,489
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Value Grand Australia: Escorted Vacation: Sydney to Alice Springs

    From sparkling Sydney to the red centre, discover Australia in detail on this amazing journey.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,695
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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