Day Tours to the Reef

View our selection of the best Great Barrier Reef day tours to suit everyone’s interests!

Day Tours Cairns Reef Trip

Snorkeling, scuba diving and scenic helicopter tours are among the many available activities on offer, as well as some exciting new ways to explore the natural wonder…

All inclusive tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reefs, Island Trips, Budget Reef Cruises, pontoons and luxury tours are all available from Cairns – browse our Great Barrier Reef day trips and enjoy!

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Liveaboard Tours to the Reef

Live and sleep on the Great Barrier Reef and see it at its best – day and night!

Liveaboard Reef Trip Cairns

Snorkelers, divers and those wishing to stay on a floating hotel can travel together on a reef liveaboard. An excellent alternative to shore based holidays and a fantastic upgrade from a day trip, it’s one of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia!

Liveaboard tours range from one night to up to a week, so you can arrange your reef trip around your holiday plans…

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Package Tours

The “Gateway to the Reef” and adventure capital of Far North Queensland – there’s so much to see!

Package Tours Cairns Reef Trip

View incredible package tour deals and make your stay in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland a trip to remember!

Reef and rainforest, natural beauty and cultural significance is all part of a trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef region. We’ve packages to suit all tastes and budgets…

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Our favourite Great Barrier Reef trips

Reef and Outback Experience

2 day Reef and Outback Experience Package Explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Discover the Australian Outback on your trip to Chillagoe


Cairns on a Budget

Enjoy the splendour of Daintree Rainforest , the Beauty of the Atherton Tablelands, the thrill of Whitewater Rafting and Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef


Budget Scuba Dive

Cairns budget Reef tour Compass Cruises includes 2 spectacular outer barrier reef locations, 1 scuba dive, snorkeling, BBQ lunch and boomnetting


Cairns Reef, Raft and Rainforest (3 Days)

Reef, raft and rainforest with this incredible 3 day package tour! See the highlights Cairns tropical North has to offer with an adventure filled itinerary over three days or spread out the tours for a more relaxed feel.


Reef Cruise Resort Divers

Great Barrier Reef Cruise departing from Cairns includes 2 outer Barrier Reef locations 1 introductory / resort scuba dive, snorkeling bbq lunch and boomnetting


Spend a night
on the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns' best liveaboard packages
prices starting from $430

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Why stay in a land-based hotel?
don't miss an amazing opportunity to watch a sunset on the Great Barrier Reef
For around the same price you'd pay for food and accommodation in Cairns, stay a night or more with one of our amazing value liveaboard packages on the floating hotel, Reef Encounter.