Great Barrier Reef 3 Day Tour

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We offers the best Great Barrier Reef holiday packages to suit a range of budgets and tastes. With departure points in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and now Hervey Bay/Maryborough, we make it convenient and easy to enjoy your vacation. Listed as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef is a must see, and there�s no better way to see it than with an organised package tour with the experts.

Great Barrier Reef 3 Day Tour
From$419 aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Underwater Observatory on the Reef
  • Semi Submersible Submarine Tour
  • Guided Coral Cay Island Walk
  • Deep Sea Fishing and Fish Feeding
  • Snorkeling Scuba Diving
  • Swimming with the turtles
  • Lagoon
  • Lady Musgrave Island

Tour Info

Code AS-GBR3
  • Short Break
Duration 3 Days
  • Select a departure date to view pricing.
Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Gold Coast @ 06.00 am
Finish Gold Coast @ 07.30 pm
Travel Insurance Required

Only a few Hours from Brisbane is the majestic township of Agnes Water & 1770, the Start of the Great Barrier Reef. The town of 1770 is Australia's best kept sLaying-under-Pandanas-smallecret, boasting the most amazing Sunsets and beaches in Oz. Experience the beautiful town of 1770 on your Great Barrier Reef tour.

Here you have the choice to play as hard as you like on your Great Barrier Reef holiday with some of our amazing optional extra activities. Alternatively you can relax on the beach or around the pool and take it easy. Our resort is located on a long stretch of beach, where you can go swimming or enjoy a walk across the headland areas to see amazing views. This is a Great Barrier Reef tour of surprising contrasts.

** A spectacular Great Barrier Reef holiday wildlife experience!

Snorkel with the turtles at the Great Barrier ReefEnjoy a safe, yet utterly exhilarating underwater wildlife experience on your Great Barrier Reef tour. You have nothing to fear with Sunset Safaris Great Barrier Reef holidays. Lady Musgrave Island is recognised as the most northern point on the Great Barrier Reef to be Stinger Free. This gives you confidence to snorkel, swim and dive without the constant worry of life threatening jellyfish.

Turtles use Lady Musgrave Island as a major nesting area. It is not uncommon to see baby turtles hatching and trying to make their way out to sea. You can even go for a swim with the turtles as they wait patiently allowing themselves to be cleaned by little fish that clear their shells of debris and parasites.

An Underwater Paradise! The best Value diving on the Great Barrier Reef

** The best Value diving on the Great Barrier Reef ( OPTIONAL)

Sunset Safaris Great Barrier Reef tours offer a diving option for those who would like to experience the thrill of going down while on the reef. We offer the best value beginner and certified dives on your Great Barrier Reef holiday. The fishing at Lady Musgrave is SENSATIONAL! BIG tropical reef fish are caught here, and all fishing equipment is supplied.

** Your Great Barrier Reef Tour - BEST VALUE EVER

Snorkel amoungst Coral and Fish on the Great Barrier ReefOffering the best value Great Barrier Reef tours in Australia, Sunset Safaris takes you to one of the most beautiful coral cays in the world, Lady Musgrave Island. This breathtaking piece of island paradise is simply stunning, as you get up close and personal with the world's largest living organism, "The Great Barrier Reef."

During winter, the weather is perfect, with a water temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius. It's the ultimate time to enjoy a Great Barrier Reef tour. Whales are also in abundance during winter, with FREE Whale Watching from the boat included when whales are sighted.

Great Barrier Reef Tours

Our journey to the Island is on the region's biggest and best boat to ensure your safety and comfort. It comes with awesome inclusions, such as:

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Underwater Observatory on the Reef

Semi Submersible Submarine Tour

Guided Coral Cay Island Walk

Deep Sea Fishing (optional extra)

Scuba Diving (optional extra)

Swimming with the turtlesGreg-With-Fish-Caught-Lady-

Fish Feeding

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the boat.

Join us as we explore one of the Great Barrier Reef's most beautiful coral lagoons and Islands, Lady Musgrave Island. Here we will experience the life and death struggle of migrating birds, turtles and coral, in a place that many would call "Nirvana". Snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing are what this place is famous for, as we encounter colours and beauty unsurpassed anywhere in the world.


Depart Gold Coast 6:00am, Brisbane 7:10 am

Pick-up Sunshine Coast Big Pineapple 8:30 am

See amazing views on your road trip to the Reef

Lunch Stop at an awesome BOTIQUE Australian Animal Zoo. Handfeed Kangroos, touch a Koala, and hold a real live crocodile ALL FREE.

Arrive at 1770 / Agnes Water - Check into ResortGlass Bottom Boat and Semi Submersible tours included

Enjoy FREE Activities such as swimming at the beach or pool, body Surfing or relaxing on the beach.

Dinner back at Resort

Spend the night on the beach or night life at the Resort


Depart on the Spirit of 1770 for Lady Musgrave Island for our day on the Coral lagoon. Lunch on board the boat. Optional Diving. Optional Deep Sea Fishing.

FREE Sunset Tour if time and weather permits

Dinner back at Resort

Spend the night on the beach or night life at the Resort.

BreakfastSee NEMO

Depart Resort and go to beach, enjoy optional Surfing Lesson, Swimming and more, (According to Tour Guide Directions and availability).

Depart 1770

Stop at Bundaberg for lunch

Stop at Mammino's Home Made Ice Cream to taste the Worlds Best Ice Cream and taste raw Sugar Cane (In Season)

Drive past Glasshouse Mountains

HOMESnorkel the Great Barrier Reef

6:30 Brisbane

7:30 Gold Coast


  • Departs 7:15am, “Brisbane Transit Centre” Level 3, 151 Roma St Brisbane
  • 5:45 am Departure “Mantra on View Hotel”, 22 View St Surfers Paradise
  • Sunshine Coast - 
  • 8:30am, Big Pineapple, Nambour
  • 9:15am Cooroy Train Station
  • Child policies: Children pay adult prices and are only taken under the supervision of parents on a private room.
  •  $210 Boat Access & Reef Tax payable on board( child 4 -13 yr $120)
  • Time, Tides, and Weather Permitting  Operation makes every effort to include ALL activities and destinations listed. However due to the extreme nature of the Agnes Water Coastline, and weather unpredictability in general, some activities are subject to Tide, Time, and Weather factors, and Sunset Safaris can not be held liable due to these factors. 

What to Bring

  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimming costume
  • Beach towel
  •  Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and Hat
  • Warm/wet Weather Jacket
  • Torch
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera.


  • Your accommodation includes 4 - 10 share Backpackers Resort accommodation, 2 x dinners, 2 x Continental Breakfasts and 1 x Lunch (day-2) worth over $80 at no extra cost. Lunch on Day-1 and Day-3 are buy your own at designated stops during transit.
  • Optional UPGRADES into Ecconomy Twin Share rooms, Twin Share Motel Rooms, and 2-Bedroom Villas. Luxury Group Accommodation is also available.

Pick up 

  • 6am, Mantra on View Hotel, 22 View St, Surfers Paradise (wait outside main enterance)
  • 7:15am, Hotel Jen Brisbane, 159 Roma St, Brisbane (wait outside side enterance)
  • 8:30am, Big Pineapple, Nambour
  • 9:15am Cooroy Train Station, Elm St Cooroy
  • 10:30am Station Square - Mayborough (WIde Bay Transit offers easy access from Hervey Bay to Maryborough on Route 5) Time Table

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