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The Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas diving, snorkelling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas reef

Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, with 12 tours departing daily to the outer reef and Low Isles inner reef areas. There is a Port Douglas diving or snorkelling tour to Port Douglas reef locations available to suit everyone, whether you are a certified or novice diver, snorkeller or non-swimmer, with several different reef destinations to choose from.

Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the amazing Great Barrier Reef. It is sure to be a holiday highlight for every visitor and an experience many will only ever dream of.


Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system, comprised of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 square miles).

This underwater botanical garden is one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. It is a living home to over 6,600 species of marine plant and animal species including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 360 types of coral.

Underwater, the Great Barrier Reef is the seemingly endless variety of corals, displaying every conceivable colour, shape and form. The gorgeous and positively gaudy fish and other marine animals that live among the coral reefs afford brilliant displays of multicoloured movement. Giant clams and small shells, starfish and sea cucumbers, anemones, turtles, eels, rays, sponges - there is just so much to see on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef.


Low Isles

Low Isles Port Douglas

Low Isles is a coral island located 15 km (8 nautical miles) off the coast of Port Douglas and is an ideal spot for an inner reef adventure, if you wish to travel only a short distance. There is an abundance of sea life and coral and is the home of a large population of turtles. Low Isles is made up of two islands, Woody Island an uninhabited coral/mangrove island and Low Island, a sandy coral cay typical of the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can come ashore, swim in the lagoon bay and see the active lighthouse. Low Isles has also been a research station since the late 1920's and is still the site of significant research for the Great Barrier Reef. Learn more about Low Isles.

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