Cairns in Australia is the closest gateway to the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef – the world`s largest, most spectacular coral reef system which offers a wide variety of attractions such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and here you can even host your entire wedding ceremony underwater among the colourful fish and coral on the Great Barrier Reef surrounded by over 6,600 species of flora and fauna, including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral.

Reef tours and cruises are easily arranged offering  a range of activities including snorkelling, introductory or certified scuba diving, and live aboard dive courses with multi lingual, professional tutorage.

For those who prefer to stay dry, spacious pontoons, semi-submersible and glass bottom vessels provide popular introductions to the Great Barrier Reef, and helmet dives with motorised underwater scooters allow you to reach the ocean floor without even getting your hair wet.

To find out the best time to visit Cairns and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Anne our Australian luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100