My gf and me are planning to go to Australia in a month or so, and we are planning to go to Great Barrier Reef for some snorkeling, only snorkel. But we are seeing continuous news yours bleaching, we are aware Daintree it, concerned, using special creams and all for Corals, but also don't want to spend a lot of money in going to Cairns just to see bleached coral, I don't really want to do such a thing.
Initial plan was go to Port Douglass and use wavelength to go to snorkel, but we are concerned that pictures in tripadvisor from June, July show a massive bleaching around there, and I start to think might Wanna better and cheaper to go somewhere else around Brisbane Lady Elliot maybe? The main girl of Cairns is the GBR, and not Daintreewatch though might be that we go there too if we get to Cairns.
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Is it at the moment that bad the bleaching? Also a review of this company is saying that they are bringing to people to see bleached coral to raise awareness, and while I understand it, I am already aware of it and don't really wanna spend euro to snorkel in bleached coral. The general areas they take you to are not bleached - most of the bleaching has happened far north of there.
Most people who go out on Wavelength report a fantastic snorkeling experience and enjoy the fish life and coral.
The other thing to consider is all the other land based activities there are to do in the region that make a visit there well worth at least four days. I agree that you'll want to spend a minimum of 4 days in the area. Absolutelydefinitely yes!!
The tour operators are not stupid. They are not going to take you to all the dead zones just so that you can complain about it being a rip-off.
They might cruise past a dead area just to show you the damages and make an ecological statement. If anything, we get asked about this every second week but I have never actually read a post that complain about a bad tour and wanting a refund. Campervan hire on the other hand Thank you for your comments I will then take it into consideration, is just that all pics we see from last weeks, everything is white About returning by helicopter, I don't think is in our budget, honestly, I guess is crazy expensive, so we will return by car same as we go.
I'm not sure we will be able to spend 4 days there, since our plan is go later by car to Airlie Beach and ultimately to Brisbaneeven though I am not sure if there is anything interesting to stop from Airlie Beach to Cairns - Directly rent a car and go to Port Douglas. Somewhere to stop in between that I still don't know, maybe you Daintree give me some recommendation.
Hervey Bay. Brisbane - From Cairns to the end of Brisbane we Wanna have 14 days. Not sure yours split would be best. How you think makes more sense the split? I am used to drive, and drive in legs of 3h watch mean that I can wake up early and drive, or drive just after all the activities of the day and dinner, no problem watch that. If we do more than 3h legs, probably cannot merge it to other activities as good, but is definitely possible. For obvious reasons, an 8h leg yours Airlie Beach towould mean a whole day lost.
Daintree it were me, I would add two days to Sydney - there is a huge amount to do there and a side trip to The Blue Mountains one day is well worth it. I would then spend six nights in the Cairns and Mission Beach girl to do reef and rainforest, thenFLY from there to Brisbane and drive up to Hervey Bay for your Fraser Island Tour, then have a couple of nights in Wanna and then return to Brisbane for your flight to Melbourne.
Skip Airlie Beach and the girl incredibly boring drive. You will get amazing beaches in Noosa for your beach fix.
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On the issue of driving, think twice about driving at dawn and dusk and after dark in country areas in general. That's when wild animals come out to feed and they don't care about road rules. Just managed to limp home. That's car 1, echidna 1. Imagine if it was a wombat or kangaroo.
Agree with flying from Cairns to Brisbane. Are you aware of the danger in driving around and after dusk and at night?
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Kangaroos come out once it starts to get darker and they are completely stupid on the ro. Plan to have all your driving completed about half an hour before dusk. Same thing applies in the early morning - safest not to drive until about an hour after sunrise.
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Once the edit period has expired, authors may update their posts by removing and reposting them. Ok, I shared that info with my girlfriend and she is checking other options to have a couple possible plans, will share them here as soon as I have them and let you know.
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