What are the best things to do in the Great Barrier Reef?
From an underwater art museum to renting an entire island, discovering remote beaches, and trekking through the world's oldest rainforest, you can experience it all here.
Experience the goodness of snorkeling and scuba diving
Dive into the amazing world of the Great Barrier Reef! Snorkeling is a super fun way for you to get up close and personal with the colorful fish and beautiful corals. All you need is a pair of goggles, a breathing tube, and flippers to turn your swim into an awesome adventure. If you're looking for something more thrilling, like I was, consider giving scuba diving a try!
Visit the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)
If the amazing variety of marine life isn't motivation enough to visit the Great Barrier Reef, consider exploring the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) off the coast of Townsville. The museum, featuring a new exhibition called Ocean Sentinels, pays tribute to the connection between Indigenous culture and the reef through a collection of art installations crafted by the world-renowned underwater sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor.
Get a bird’s eye view from a helicopter
Soar above the scattered islands and coral reefs, witnessing the breathtaking beauty of this natural gem, from the sky. Hover low over the reef to witness this iconic natural wonder in a way that few people have the chance to experience. One of the must-see locations is the heart reef, a coral section that interestingly forms the shape of a heart when viewed from above.