Heading out to explore the Great Barrier Reef form Cairns? Check out this day tour with Ocean Freedom for heaps of snorkelling and sand cay relaxation!
A visit to The Great Barrier Reef is one of the big highlights of any East Coast Australia trip and it really doesn’t need much introduction!
And for those looking to learn more about the Barrier Reef and relax on their own slice of paradise this day trip with our buddies from Ocean Freedom is ideal.
The first stop of the day (after cruising out across the ocean with tea and biscuits!) is Upolu Cay – it’s a naturally formed coral cay about 30km off the Aussie mainland and Ocean Freedom are usually the first to arrive, so you get it all to yourselves! Here you’ll enjoy a glass bottom boat tour and learn more about the reef with your knowledgeable on board guides.
And of course you’ll get the opportunity to get up close to the marine life with heaps of snorkelling!
After a leisurely lunch soaking up the rays you’ll head to your second stop of the day – the aptly named “Wonder Wall” dive site. Situated on the outer edge of Upolu Reef you’ll be surrounded by colourful corals and heaps of marine life.
You have the option to join guided drift snorkel or if you’re feeling even more adventurous get under the surface on an introductory dive or two (optional upgrade) and explore even more of what the reef has to offer!