A new value for money travel pass will put the Southern Great Barrier Reef within easy grasp of young travellers thanks to the Working Holidayer Pass currently up for grabs.
The pass includes one way travel to Queensland and unlimited travel within the state on Greyhound Australia coaches (including along the coastline following the Great Barrier Reef).
And with 3 Southern Great Barrier Reef destinations, 11 jump off points along the 2,300km UNESCO World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and 19 SGBR jump off points on the Greyhound network, there’s a once in a lifetime underwater experience only a cruise, sail, fast boat ride, flight or dive away.
Pop into the coastal town of Yeppoon near Rockhampton, and venture across the water to Great Keppel Island. Uncover the intricacies of the largest living organism on the planet with Keppel Dive and Snorkel’s new Reef Ranger Tour, pairing guests with Master Reef Guides and Eye on the Reef staff to get hands-on monitoring the Great Barrier Reef. Aside from a being instrumental in helping protect the Reef, $2.50 from every tour ticket is donated to the Mon Repos Turtle Centre or Keppel Turtle Fund to aid turtle rehabilitation and protection, making this one totally feel-good holiday.
Gladstone takes pride in being Australia’s northern most surfing beach and a key jump off point for epic island stays. Take a 30-minute helicopter flight or a two-hour ferry to Heron Island and you’ll find a tiny jewel rising from the water. Think soft white sand, year-round swimming and stretches of coral gardens. World famous for its shallow-water scuba diving and snorkelling, Heron Island has more than 20 dive sites only a short boat ride from the resort. It’s so good famous oceanographer, Jacques Costeau ranked Heron Island as one of his top ten dive sites in the world.
Home to the famous Bundaberg Rum and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, visitors to Bundaberg can spend a day 100km out to sea on the Lady Musgrave Experience day tour. Access the new world-class pontoon, Lady Musgrave HQ which is completely wind and solar powered with snorkel and dive platforms, an underwater observatory and amazing reef views to enjoy your buffet lunch. Ideal for all ages to come and explore the famous Great Barrier Reef with a variety of activities offered. The Master Reef Guides on board also deliver vital educational and citizen science initiatives. During turtle season (November to March) the calm waters and coral bommies of the Lady Musgrave Island lagoon turn into a turtle highway, providing ample opportunity to snorkel alongside a terrapin or two.
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