From sleeping in a swag under a blanket of stars on Cruise Whitsundays’ Reef Sleep, to kicking back at luxury island lodges like Orpheus Island off Townsville, there’s an accommodation option to suit any type of Great Barrier Reef holiday.
Enjoy the sunny side of life at Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort in Cairns - a sleek and aesthetically cool five-star resort option, with a focus on sustainable luxury. Dive into the sand-fringed lagoon pool before a sunset tipple at rooftop digs, Rocco.
If going off the grid is on the cards, set off to Heron Island to spend your days snorkelling with white-spotted eagle rays, turtles and exploring the HMAS Protector shipwreck. Just off Townsville is Magnetic Island where the itinerary consists of soaking up the views of the Forts Walk, hand-feeding the resident rock wallabies and an array of water activities.
Check in to Thala Beach Nature Reserve between Cairns and Port Douglas for a truly tropical escape, home to a coconut plantation and boasting views of the Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, another UNESCO site and the world’s oldest rainforest.