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  • Ways you can help the Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary mosaic of coloured corals spotted with curious creatures. While the threats to its future are real and immediate, it’s important to know that there are many things you can do to help.

  • Secret Beaches & Coves of Mission Beach

    Mission Beach would be better referred to as Mission Beaches with its 14km stretch of sand interlinking three beaches and four villages. Lesser known are the smaller beaches and coves that make up a huge part of its charming appeal.

  • 72 hours in Port Douglas

    This old favourite has a new sense of cool about it. Here’s how to make the most of your time away.

  • Lizard Island – The northern-most resort on the Great Barrier Reef

    Surrounded by pristine turquoise waters that will make you question whether you’re in a dream, discover the true meaning of tropical oasis at the exclusive and ultra-luxurious, Lizard Island.

  • Meet a local: Shaolin, the Port Douglas pirate ship

    The word pirate conjures images that have been with us for centuries: skull and cross bone flags, eye patches, quick-witted parrots, buried treasure, and of course, mutiny on the high seas. This pirate ship, however, is a little different and you can find it in Port Douglas.

  • Why Port Douglas is the perfect spot for a family holiday

    Port Douglas is the perfect getaway for kids and parents alike, with everything from adrenaline-filled rainforest adventures and awe-inspiring wildlife tours to top-end eateries and bustling local markets.

  • Guide to the natural attractions around Mission Beach

    Snuggly tucked along the Cassowary Coast, Mission Beach and its 14 kms of golden beaches are one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Here are all the reasons why.

  • Diving 101 – Everything you need to know about scuba diving

    Have you ever dreamed of scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef? Just imagine sinking down into the warm waters, exploring coral gardens and seeing this wondrous world through the eyes of a fish. Learning to scuba dive is easy and is your passport to a brave new world. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about learning to Scuba Dive.

  • 12 Famous residents of the Great Barrier Reef

    Only 12 residents? There’s probably a gazillion of them, but let’s start things slowly shall we. It’s not easy to keep track of every single one of the Great Barrier Reef’s inhabitants but here are some of the most famous ones in Tropical North Queensland.

  • 5 Dreamy sand cays you must visit on the Great Barrier Reef

    We’ve all seen those gorgeous wisps of whiteness poking out from an azure sea on Great Barrier Reef. But what are they? More importantly, where are they? And how can we get a piece of sand cay action? I’m here to reveal all.