Great Barrier Reef
Townsville to Cairns or viceversa
Aboard Coral Princess and Coral Princess II
- 8 days
Uncover the secrets of the Barrier Reef - an incredible underwater world hides just beneath the water’s surface. Whether you experience the reef by glass bottom boat, snorkelling or diving, it is a mystical world filled with coral, marine life and vibrant tropical fish.
Discover a paradise of remote and uninhabited islands, become a lazy beachcomber or an inquisitive adventurer. The starkness of the remote and unique coral cays will fascinate you. Go snorkelling and coral viewing amongst the brilliant corals and teaming fish life on the fringing reefs of Lizard Island and Pelorus Island (exclusive to Coral Princess Cruises), or linger over the top of the spectacular platform reefs, all abundant with marine life and dancing corals.
The grandeur of the scenic coastline and the beautiful Tablelands in Cairns are a magnet for visitors throughout the year. With a population in excess of 120,000, it is the gateway to the two remote wilderness areas of Far North Queensland - Cape York Peninsula and the Savannah Hinterland. The rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation are heritage areas, recognised for their beauty and are easily accessible from Cairns.
Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city, with a population in excess of 150,000. It is recognised as the world’s leading centre for coral reef research. As the home of Reef HQ aquarium, the Imax Theatre and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the city provides one of the most innovative tourist facilities. Townsville is an ideal city to spend some time before or after your cruise. Visit beautiful Magnetic Island, the magnificent Burdekin Dam, the historical gold-mining towns of Ravenswood and Charters Towers, and the many beautiful national parks, including the Paluma rainforests.