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The Best Way To Explore The Great Barrier Reef

19 August 2015

The Great Barrier Reef is one of natures finest creations and a trip there should be high on your priority list of Cairns Adventures when you head to Australia.

But what’s the best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef? There's a few options to pick from so here’s our run down of the best…


This is the easiest and most budget friendly way to sample everything the Great Barrier Reef has to offer - simple pick your boat, enjoy the cruise out from Cairns and swim around the pristine corals, soaking up the colours and marine life from the surface.
Even if you’re not a great swimmer there are option for floats and life jackets so all the family can tick it off their travel bucket list. All of our Great Barrier Reef Tours include snorkelling.

Intro Dive

If snorkelling isn't enough or you want to try out something new you can also do an introductory dive on the Great Barrier Reef.
Heading to depths of up to 12m you’ll learn all the basic scuba skills needed to enjoy some serious time underwater and it’s the perfect way to see if scuba diving is something you’ll enjoy too. Depending on the tour option you choose you can even squeeze up to 3 dives into your day trip and no previous dive experience is needed! Some of our Great Barrier Reef tours include intro dives.

From The Air

If being in or under the water doesn't fill you with heaps of excitement or your fancy treating yourself why not see the Great Barrier Reef from the air? An epic Cairns Adventure, our scenic flight tours give you an alternative perspective on the sheer scale and beauty of natures finest creation - so get your camera ready!


"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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