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Holidays to Great Barrier Reef - Useful Info
1:52am , 30 Sep 2013 | Post by watsondavidgeorge  | Back To Top
Great Barrier Reef is a star attraction that ranks high on the itinerary of holidaymakers who book tickets aboard Australia flights. Here is useful information on timing of the travel and other aspects.  

Great Barrier Reef, located off the north-east coast of Queensland, Australia, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Home to Whitsunday Islands, an impressive array of waterways and rainforest national parks, it is nature at its best. Being the world’s largest coral reef, it is an enchanting mosaic of spellbinding underwater attractions such as world's largest collection of corals with more than 400 varieties, molluscs, about 1500 species of tropical fish, more than hundred types of birds, assorted kinds of reptiles like sea turtles giant clams, rays and dolphins. Blessed with such natural splendour, it has emerged as one of the most sought after tourist destination setting global travellers on a mad scramble for tickets aboard flights and holidays in Australia.

Best Time to Visit

The period from April to November is ideal for visiting Great Barrier Reef in Australia. With mild weather and high visibility, the time is ripe for making the most of money invested on tickets on flights and vacations. Avoid touring between December and March when northern Queensland experiences wet season, scorching heat and heavy rainfall. Budget travellers seeking cheap deals and tickets on flights can make hay of the period considering the low demand for flight tickets and hotels during this time.  

How to get there

Cairns and Brisbane are the prominent gateways for Britons as there are no flights to the region. British Airways, Emirates, Qantas Airways and Cathay Pacific are some of the full-service airlines that offer tickets for flights operating from London Heathrow to Cairns. Travellers can further take water taxi or seaplane to island destination.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a quintessential activity for almost every holidaymaker who spends on tickets on flights landing in this enchanting tourist trapping of Australia. There are number of dive sites to cater both first-timers and experienced divers. Townsville, Cairns and Port Douglas boast competitive industry. These are intricately adorned with fascinating creatures and reefs. All sites are accessible by luxury cruisers and sail boats. Diving expeditions start daily from all the islands along the coast and island resorts.


Being one of the well-known holiday destinations of Australia, it boasts countless accommodation options for global travellers who book tickets aboard flights. Ranging from svelte resorts to secluded lodges, it offers something for all. Qualia located on Hamilton Island, Australia is a lavish resorts set in perfect landscaped gardens. Boasting a spa with LI'TYA and Sodashi treatments; huge infinity pools and Long Pavilion, it catches the fancy of hordes of leisure vacationers grabbing tickets on Australia flights. Alternatively, one can opt for Paradise Bay Island Eco Escape on South Long Island, Whitsundays. Featuring about 10 utterly luxury bungalows, unrivalled hospitality, gourmet restaurant and tailor-made recreational activities, it a paradise personified. Peninsula Airlie Beach, Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Henderson Park Farm Retreat and Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove are some splendid accommodations ensuring rewarding stay and convenient location to vacationers investing on flights tickets to sojourn the gem of Australia. 

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