Tours and Activities Great Barrier Reef

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is the perfect base for exploring everything the reef has to offer.

Explore one of the natural wonders of the world Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef: a fragile ecosystem home to the most diverse plant and animal life on the planet.

Things to do Great Barrier Reef

Dive and snorkel the outer reef, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or take a scenic flight over this spectacular marine playground.

Discover the reef your way Great Barrier Reef

When you stay on Hamilton Island, you can choose from a whole range of professional, well-organised tours, excursions and activities.

Great Barrier Reef Tours and Activities

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, and home to the most diverse plant and animal life on the planet - including spectacular coral formations, hundreds of species of fish, turtles, manta rays and even visiting dolphins and whales.

Hamilton Island, in the heart of the reef, is the perfect base for exploring this magnificent part of the world - and offers a whole range of professional, well-organised tours, activities and excursions.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Discover all the colour, diversity and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef with this family-friendly day trip from Hamilton Island.

Cruise Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience

Spend the night out on the Great Barrier Reef, see the sun set over the ocean, and watch the reef come alive after dark, with this unforgettable Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience.

Explore’s Full Day Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Explore some of the most pristine and secluded sections of the Great Barrier Reef with this unforgettable and exclusive day trip from Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island Air Best of Both Worlds by Helicopter

Experience the unforgettable beauty and colour of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays - from the air and below the water - with this Best of Both Worlds tour from Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island Air Fly/Cruise to Reefworld

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from helicopter and catamaran - and snorkel or dive to your heart’s content - with this fly and cruise trip to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Express Scenic Flight by Aeroplane

Discover the iconic Heart Reef and spectacular Whitehaven Beach from above, with this unforgettable, one-hour scenic aeroplane flight.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight by Helicopter

A scenic non-stop helicopter flight over the stunning Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hook Passage.

Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Stopover by Helicopter

Explore the Whitsundays by helicopter! Fly over the iconic Heart Reef, and spend an hour relaxing on the incredibly beautiful Whitehaven Beach.

Hamilton Island Air Reef Comber by Seaplane

Get the best of both worlds - with an incredible scenic seaplane flight over the Whitsundays, and a chance to snorkel at the magnificent Coral Gardens dive site.

Hamilton Island Air Reef Discovery Fly Both Ways by Helicopter

Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air - and the water - with this sensational return helicopter tour to Reefworld on Hardy Reef.

Ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef:

Scenic flight

Take a spectacular helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef to see the turquoise waters from above, including the iconic Heart Reef. 

Snorkel or dive

Select from a range of day-trips and tours to various reef destinations - where you can dive or snorkel, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

Sail, cruise, or take a glass-bottom boat

Our Tour Desk can also organise a range of boat tours to the Great Barrier Reef, where you can explore all the wonder of this marine park from above - or below - the water.