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Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, stretching from Bundaberg in the south to the tip of Cape York in Queensland’s north. It’s abundantly rich in biodiversity, teeming with a huge array of fish species, birds, turtles, whales, dolphin, rays, sharks and coral.

  • Adrenalin dive, Snorkey Lodestone Reef, Great Barrier Reef - Townsville Enterprise Ltd

  • Clownfish in the Great Barrier Reef - Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

  • Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, Great Barrier Reef - Tourism & Events Queensland

  • Diving off Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef - Port Douglas & Daintree

  • Low Isle, Great Barrier Reef - Port Douglas & Daintree

  • Sea turtle off Lady Elliot Island, Queensland - Sean Scott Photography

  • Lady Elliot Island aerial view

  • Qualia, Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Clownfish in Mackay Reef, Great Barrier Reef - Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 31℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 23℃
  • 23℃
  • 24℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 30℃
  • 31℃
  • 10
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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December

Our Ratings

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