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Reef Magic Cruises

Multiple Locations

If you only experience the Great Barrier Reef once you will want to see it at its best. Outer reef locations such as Marine World are visited by those wanting superior coral quality, colour and overall diversity of reef life. Clear ocean waters, high coral densities and less sediment, result in maximum water clarity and underwater visibility.

Australian owned Reef Magic Cruises fast catamaran ensures less time is spent travelling and longer actually at the reef - a full five hours. Suitable for all ages and swimming abilities from the novice snorkeller to the most discerning diver.

Guests enjoy the largest range of reef activities in a relaxed, friendly and personalised atmosphere. Water activities include unlimited snorkelling, guided snorkel tours with a Marine Biologist, a range of world class diving options plus the new SEABOB jet snorkelling experience!

For the non-swimmer, join a semi-submersible coral/fish viewing tour, glass bottom boat tour or visit the underwater reef viewing observatory, climb aboard a reef-scenic helicopter flight, or simply relax on a sun-lounge and let your day drift by - no rush, no crowds. Morning/afternoon tea plus an extensive hot/cold buffet lunch is included in your day. Experience the Magic!

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Kiosk

Activities

  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill. Enjoy the short but steep 1.5 kilometre Red Arrow circuit walk through rainforest up to a lookout with views scenic views over the Cairns coastline. Add the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit for a 6.6 kilometre (four to five hour) walk, with an optional 400 metre sidetrack to a lookout at Mount Lumley Hill (325 metres), offering expansive views to the Cairns hinterland and out to Green Island. Picnic at the lookout between your circuit walks. Look for mound-building brush-turkeys, orange-footed scrubfowl and graceful honeyeaters .

Edge Hill

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
The leafy inner city suburb of Edge Hill is one of Cairn’s oldest and most popular suburbs. Beautifully restored Federation and pre-war era homes line the streets, set within established manicured gardens. The suburb is peppered with chic eateries, gourmet delis, boutiques and shops for browsing. Edge Hill is home to the beautiful Cairns Botanic Gardens where visitors can learn about the fascinating flora of Tropical North Queensland. An alfresco cafe set amongst the lush tropical surrounds is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. Visitors can also take advantage of the barbecues, picnic shelters and children’s playground provided. A boardwalk connects the Gardens to The Centenary Lakes, home of seabirds and turtles as well as spectacular water lilies. The Gardens feature an impressive arts centre creatively housed in three huge converted World War Two naval oil storage tanks. Here you can enjoy a production of performance art or wander through an exhibition. Just behind the Botanic Gardens is the Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, where bushwalkers can enjoy a number of walking tracks through green mountainside forest. Edge Hill is just minutes from the Cairns City Centre as well as the Cairns Airport. There are many charming bed-and-breakfasts to choose from as well as a resort, motels and unit-style accommodation.

Gulf Savannah

Cairns, Cairns Area
The Gulf Savannah is a vast, rugged land where natural attractions of extraordinary beauty including spectacular gorges and lava tubes are in stark contrast to the wide, open spaces. Friendly characters and historic towns showcase the outback's rich pioneering heritage and offer a true Australian adventure. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of explorers in a 4WD vehicle, join a luxury coach tour to explore underground marvels, jump aboard a rail adventure through cattle lands and country towns or swoop in from the air to remote eco-resorts, there's an Outback adventure sure to appeal. World Heritage fossil fields, wetlands abounding with wildlife, mining relics, limestone caves and hot springs are all part of the region's enormous diversity. Activities are just as varied. Crack a whip at a working cattle station, fossick for gemstones, canoe beneath rugged sandstone cliffs, boil the billy on a campfire or watch the dance of the jabiru. Relax with a cold drink at an historic hotel, discover a complete rainforest ecosystem hidden in a lava tube, be mesmerised by opera in a spectacular natural setting or hook a giant barramundi in a mighty river. The only thing more colourful than the characters and experiences of the Gulf Savannah is the spectacular red ball of the sun as it dips into the Gulf of Carpentaria each evening.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Holloways is one of the first of the city’s famous northern beaches. Its relaxed, tropical vibe makes it the perfect beach to relax with a good book and catch up on some “me” time. The clean gentle waters of the Coral Sea are protected with stinger nets during the summer months, making Holloways Beach great for swimming and splashing with the kids. Accommodation ranges from affordable self-contained units to a five star resort right on the beach. Cute cafes, restaurants and beach-side dining offer the best of the area’s fresh local produce. For fine dining North Queensland-style, grab some local prawns and take advantage of the barbecue and picnic facilities located on the grassy esplanade. Markets are held by the beach on a regular basis and are the perfect place for a leisurely browse as you hunt for that special something. Holloways Beach is just one hour’s drive to Port Douglas and only 10 minutes from the turn-off to Kuranda and the beautiful Atherton Tablelands to the west. Discover the lush tropical rainforest with a ride on the historic Kuranda Railway or take the Skyrail for a truly unique perspective of this beautiful part of the world.

Tropical North Queensland

Cairns, Cairns Area
Welcome to Paradise - Tropical North Queensland. Whether it's an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience. Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoors lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature. Be seduced by an easy going beachside retreat where natural encounters, not crowds are the norm. Free your playful side exploring 14 kilometres of sand by bike, marvelling at romantic ruins or rafting the rapids to discover Mission Beach. Explore a vast savannah landscape where spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers await discovery. Uncover these hidden gems in the rugged lands of the Gulf Savannah. Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove or journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown & Cape York and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history. Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do's within the region. Let the charm of Port Douglas', boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature. Welcome to Tropical North Queensland.

Wet Tropics Rainforest

Cairns, Cairns Area
The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and experienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure. Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquillity of Earth's oldest surviving tropical rainforests and enjoy a truly sustainable eco holiday experience in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef. Over 79 percent of land in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef is protected including areas in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests to the north, the tropical Atherton Tablelands to the west, and Mission Beach to the south. There are many diverse way to experience the rainforest. Swim, paddle and explore crystal-clear rivers, volcanic lakes, and spectacular waterfalls surrounded by Wet Tropics rainforests on the tropical Atherton Tablelands, a short drive west of Cairns. Or journey a little further south towards Mission Beach and you might come face-to-face with an endangered Southern Cassowary, whose numbers are fewer in the wild than the Giant Panda, but whose existence is vital to over 120 different species of plants and wildlife. Or head north and visit the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, home of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth and the only place on the planet where World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Go wild in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef with many chances to get up close to over 6000 species of wild animals, endangered animals, rainforest animals and birds living around the region. Wildlife...home to over 3000 species of animals and plants, wildlife spotting is one of the Daintree and Cape Tribulations biggest draw cards. Bird watching... Daintree and Cape Tribulation is a true bird watching paradise. See Macleay's Honeyeater, Pied Monarch, Victoria's Riflebird, Great-billed Herons, Little Kingfishers, Lovely Fairy-wrens, Double-eyed Fig Parrots, the endangered Southern Cassowary and many more!

Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city's vibrant tropical culture. Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina. Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue. After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show. Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels. The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure. Travel from the city's Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands. Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.
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