10-Day Best of the Southern Great Barrier Reef

10 days +
22 Activities
10 Locations

Trip Summary

Discover Australia’s natural wonder with Mark Fitz’s Best of the Southern 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, cruise around the Southern Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran and snorkel your way around the pristine Lady Musgrave Reef lagoon, go on a spectacular helicopter ride to picnic on a private island, relax in an eco resort and spend a night in your own Wilderness Retreat.

Starting from

$5900 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 to tropical Lady Elliot Island
Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran
Helicopter ride and picnic on a remote island
Stay at the Rainforest Ranch - your own Wilderness Retreat
Discover a natural wonderland on Heron Island
Included in Price
  • Car hire (automatic)
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Mark's exclusive travel guide, including local tips to discover the best of the Southern Great Barrier Reef
  • Ferries and domestic flights
  • Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour
  • Broomfield Cay heli-picnic
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

Pick up your rental 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 activities are the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and Hinkler Hall of Aviation.

Activities

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 - 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

Pick up your car [included]

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Pick up your car [included]
Optional - Extra night in Brisbane

Day 1: Brisbane to Bundaberg

Optional - Extra night in Brisbane
Return flight Bundaberg - Lady Elliot Island [included]

Day 2: Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island

Return flight Bundaberg - Lady Elliot Island [included]
Optional - Glamping at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Day 2: Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island

Optional - Glamping at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour [included]

Day 3: Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour [included]
Explore the Gladstone Region

Day 4: Bundaberg to Gladstone

Explore the Gladstone Region
Ferry Gladstone - Heron Island [included]

Day 5: Gladstone to Heron Island

Ferry Gladstone - Heron Island [included]
Stay at Heron Island Resort [included]

Day 5: Gladstone to Heron Island

Stay at Heron Island Resort [included]
Optional - Glamping on Wilson Island

Day 5: Gladstone to Heron Island

Optional - Glamping on Wilson Island