19-Day Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Trip

19 days +
32 Activities
19 Locations

Trip Summary

Discover Australia’s great natural wonder with Mark Fitz’s Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Trip. Life doesn’t get much better than this! Mark is an Olympus photographer, travel writer and local Great Barrier Reef expert, passionate about showing you his favourite tropical islands and locations not many people get to visit.

Fly to the secluded Lady Elliot Island for a glamping experience, cruise around the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran, go on a spectacular helicopter ride to picnic on Broomfield Cay, relax in your own Wilderness Retreat, cruise the Whitsundays, stay at Australia’s first underwater hotel, discover stunning Magnetic Island and visit the totally uninhabited Frankland Islands.

Starting from

$9700 USD per person
100% Recommended
Mark Fitz

About Mark

Mark is a photographer, travel writer and Great Barrier Reef expert who specialises in promoting travel and outdoor experiences. He is known for his ability to capture images that inspire people to visit the stunning locations he has photographed and experience those unforgettable moments outdoors.

Trip Highlights

Scenic flight and glamping at Lady Elliot Island
Experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran
Broomfield Cay heli-picnic, a true bucketlist moment
Stay at the luxury Rainforest Ranch (your own Wilderness Retreat)
Cruise the Whitsundays
Sleep in a reefsuite, Australia’s first underwater accommodation!
Snorkel cruise to Keeper Reef
Magnetic Island Discovery Tour
Visit the totally uninhabited Frankland Islands
Included in Price
  • Mid-size car hire (automatic)
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • Mark's exclusive travel guide, including local tips to discover the best of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ferries and domestic flights
  • Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour
  • Broomfield Cay heli-picnic
  • Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet Chill & Grill
  • Day trip to Keeper Reef
  • Magnetic Island Discovery Tour
  • Frankland Islands Reef Cruise
Not Included in Price
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide

Trip Overview

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Collect your car at the vehicle depot in Brisbane and make your way to Bundaberg. This energetic Queensland country town, just minutes from the coast, has plenty to offer. Bundaberg’s most iconic places? The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and Hinkler Hall of Aviation.

Activities

The Chateau
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The Chateau
One of NZ's most iconic hotels, the Chateau is an imposing sight with Mt Ruapehu in the background. I don't often go for high-end eating when I'm campervanning but indulging in a high tea here after you've just
walked 20km of The Crossing sounds like a great reward doesn't it? What better way to celebrate a great achievement than to sit and enjoy with a glass of bubbles overlooking the famous Ngauruhoe Window where you've just been climbing.
Pick up your car [included]
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Pick up your car [included]
Collect your rental car in Brisbane and make your way to Bundaberg. We've made sure you travel comfortably in a Toyota Camry (or similar) automatic, equipped with air conditioning, 4 doors and unlimited free mileage.
Comes with a full tank of fuel.
Optional - Vanderlust campervan
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Optional - Vanderlust campervan
Prefer to do your Great Barrier Reef Trip in an epic van? A Vanderlust campervan comes equipped with a Weber bbq, gas hot water shower, an innerspring mattress, a pretty bad as$ solar system, fridge and freezer,
rooftop platform, fresh linen and towels, surfboard storage, a Nutri Bullet (!) and camping table and chairs. Probably the prettiest van you've ever come across. this gives you the freedom to find amazing camp spots along the way. Contact our team for more information!
Optional - Extra night in Brisbane
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Optional - Extra night in Brisbane
Have more time? Stay an extra night to explore all of the Brisbane goodness. Speak to our friendly team for recommendations. We have a range of fun activities and accommodation options available!

The Trip in Photos

The Chateau

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

The Chateau
Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Optional - Vanderlust campervan

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Optional - Vanderlust campervan
Optional - Vanderlust campervan

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Optional - Vanderlust campervan
Optional - Vanderlust campervan

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Optional - Vanderlust campervan
Optional - Vanderlust campervan

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Optional - Vanderlust campervan