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Tourist information about The Great Barrier Reef National Park

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Tourist information about The Great Barrier Reef National Park

Tourist attractions

Diving
With an average water temperature of 25 degrees, the reef is an excellent place for extreme diving.
When you are diving, you can see all sorts of rare and endangered species. This is a sight that you can only see here.

Catamaran tours
On a catamaran tour you can spot little islands that are hard to find and get a great overview of the Great Barrier Reef in its totality.

Scenic Flights
One of the best ways to view the Reef is on a low flying plane. Here you can see the reef from above, this is quite the sight.

Glass Bottom Boat
When you want to see the sea life comfortably in your chair, this is the best option. This tour is offered on Green islands and Fitzroy.

Tourist accommodations and accessibility

There are a lot of lodging possibilities in every price range in the area around the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the travellers will arrive in the northern coastal cities Cairns, Townsville and Proserpine. From here to the reef is just a boat trip away.

The best time to visit the park.

The Great Barrier Reef is beautiful all year around, with an average temperature that doesn't get under 20 degrees.
So the great barrier reef is nice to visit throughout the whole year.

Average weather conditions

The weather at the Great Barrier Reef