As one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is a must-visit for anyone in the region.

Exploring this incredible part of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, giving you the chance to discover colourful reefs and an eclectic display of fascinating marine life.

Because the region is so big, encompassing hundreds of pretty islands and numerous individual reefs, one day isn’t really enough to discover everything on offer. This is why Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard tours are such a hit with adventurous travelers who really want to get to know this natural wonder.

As well as exploring various reefs and the mesmerising underwater world, you’ll get to live aboard a boat for a couple of days to really experience life on the Great Barrier Reef.

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving is the most popular way to experience the colourful array of marine life, and on a liveaboard trip, you’ll have the chance to delve under the water in a variety of different hotspots.

After you’ve been kitted up and shown the basics, you’ll be able to swim alongside some of the region’s most incredible creatures, including ancient turtles, dolphins, and vibrant tropical fish.

If you’re not keen on scuba diving, you can always try snorkelling instead. This provides you with a less intense way of exploring the reefs without missing out on any of the incredible scenes.

By day, you’ll dive in several unique spots and learn more about the Great Barrier Reef as a natural habitat, and by night you’ll tuck into delicious Aussie food on board the boat before relaxing on deck underneath the stars.

Staying on a boat means you don’t have to keep going back and forth to the mainland, and can experience some of the lesser-known reefs in the Outer part of the Great Barrier Reef. Meals are provided, so all you have to worry about is how you’re going to soak up as much of the scenery as possible.

For many travellers, seeing the Great Barrier Reef is the highlight of their trip to Australia, and making it a multi-day adventure makes it all the more better. You’ll get to gaze out at breath-taking views across the water, discover the colourful array of species that live beneath the water, and learn all about the Great Barrier Reef as a destination.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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