Can you go to Great Barrier Reef from Townsville?

There is no direct connection from Townsville to Great barrier reef (Landmark). However, you can take the bus to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great barrier reef (Landmark).

Where is the best place to visit the Great Barrier Reef from?

Cairns – Fitzroy Island Long know as the premier gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the boarding point for many great inner and outer Barrier Reef expeditions. But we would have to say the best of all is Fitzroy Island.

What is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef?

By far the closest, and easiest city to choose is Cairns, being the to-go place for Great Barrier Reef tours.

What is the best month to visit the Great Barrier Reef?

The best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef is from June to October. This peak season offers some key advantages for travelers. Temperatures hover in the low 60s to mid-80s, and rainfall is uncommon, which means clearer waters and better diving conditions.

Can you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Magnetic Island?

Both snorkelers and divers will be exhilarated witnessing the spectacular marine life that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer whilst being immersed in tropical crystal clear water. You can board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island, it’s your choice!

Can you get to Orpheus Island by boat?

Orpheus Island lies off the north Queensland coast, 110 kilometres north of Townsville and 45 kilometres east of Ingham. Access is by charter or private boat. The closest boat ramp is at Taylors Beach, 25 kilometres from Ingham. There is also a boat ramp at Lucinda, but it is a little further from the island.

Is it still worth visiting the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is undoubtedly one of the most unique and unbelievably beautiful destinations in the whole world! A visit to the reef is absolutely worth it and somewhere you cannot miss out on when travelling Australia.

Is it safe to swim in Townsville beaches?

The Strand is a 2.2km world-class beachfront promenade custom-built for enjoyment. Along this palm tree lined stretch are bike and walkway paths, safe swimming beaches, picturesque picnic spots, playgrounds, exercise stations, a water park and restaurants and bars with to-die-for water views.

Are there crocodiles at Orpheus Island?

Be aware that estuarine crocodiles may be encountered in waters surrounding continental islands and cays in north Queensland, including Orpheus Island.

Why join a Great Barrier Reef tour from Townsville?

Its location makes it an idea to join a Great Barrier Reef Tour from Townsville. It is also the perfect spot to depart if you want to visit the Yongala Wreck, one of Australia’s most famous shipwrecks’ and dive sites. Drive at your own pace and discover the stunning wildlife, beaches and landscapes of Magnetic Island by car.

How do I get to the Great Barrier Reef?

Those who prefer to stay on dry land can take a boat trip (by ferry or private yacht) to Magnetic Island, the only self-contained island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. You can charter a yacht from Townsville to sail around Magnetic Island for a few hours around sunset.

Where is the Great Barrier Reef?

Located on the North Eastern Coast of Queensland, Townsville is almost perfectly adjacent to the centre of the Great Barrier Reef. Its location makes it an idea to join a Great Barrier Reef Tour from Townsville.

Why visit Townsville North Queensland?

The official headquarters of the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville North Queensland is the gateway to the central section of the reef, home to pristine coral, spectacular marine life and the Museum of Underwater Art. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and discover a pristine underwater wonderland.