As most of the reef lies north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the world enjoys a tropical climate that creates it one in all the foremost in style holidaymaker getaways within the world. I could be biased here, however the principal entrance to the nice coral reef is that the town of Cairns in way North Australian state. From this town a number of the foremost spectacular and accessible areas of the reef may be reached with relative ease in brief transit times. Take your decide from the outer reef, inner reef, a coral island, or one in all the sandy cays scattered round the nice coral reef Marine Park. Locomote quick sailboat or a leisurely sailing boat.
Once in Cairns there ar many departure points for your day, or days out on the reef, and there ar several tour operators to settle on from reckoning on your required activity. You'll not be a diver or robust swimmer, within which case a visit to inexperienced Island simply 28km offshore is also your selection. There you'll stagnate on the beach, take a walk round the island, or take a glass bottomed boat turn on into the reef. This can be a well-liked place to identify inexperienced ocean Turtles as they prey on the encompassing ocean grass.
If you snorkel or dive then you will find many boats going out to various destinations to satisfy those yearnings, and you can be guaranteed an experience you will always remember. Some operators even have their own large fully enclosed and equipped pontoons positioned at specific spots on the reef. If you are a non-swimmer or lack confidence in the water why not try Helmet Diving? This is a more recently introduced activity and allows you to witness the colorful fish life from close up without even getting your hair wet. You don a special helmet that feeds air to you while you take a guided walk on the sea floor amongst shoals of tropical fish.
Qualified divers can take advantage of the thrill of spending multiple days out on the reef with "live aboard" tours. These tours are from 3 to 12 days duration and can include activities such as outer reef diving, night diving, diving with whales or sharks, and wreck diving; all in an environment where the sea temperature is around 20 to 30 degrees centigrade depending on time of year.
If you wish to travel further afield from Cairns you can take tours out to some of the most idyllic islands in the area. The Frankland Islands, Low Isles, Fitzroy Island and Lizard Island are just some examples where you can dive, snorkel, swim, explore, or just kick back and lie on the beach. No matter what you choose to do, you will enjoy your tropical getaway to the Great Barrier Reef.