One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage listed site. Sadly, with all the petitions flying around lately, its future as a tourist attraction looks uncertain.
Larger than the Great Wall of China and visible from space, if you haven’t got up close and personal with this wonder yet, or it’s been a while since you last did, then this trip is one worth moving to the top of your bucket list.
From Cairns there are many tours which take visitors to snorkel, dive and photograph the reef. Some cruises offer glass bottom boats or even semi-submarine options.
When in Cairns the Skyrail is another bucket list experience. Travelling above the rainforest-covered gorge, the Skyrail provides spectacular views on its journey to and from the village of Kuranda.