A tour of Australia is highlight after highlight and none more so than the full-day excursion to visit the world’s largest coral reef, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. If you travel with Distant Journeys a visit to this amazing natural wonder is included in all our Australian itineraries (excluding Australia’s East Coast Jewels).

We travel to the outer reef and our floating pontoon by high-speed catamaran. If you wish, you can make your day extra special by upgrading to a scenic helicopter transfer either to, or from the reef, providing the complete Great Barrier Reef experience from below and above the water.

When you see the Great Barrier Reef from the air, it is only then that you can appreciate its sheer scale. Offering a unique aerial perspective, the 25 minute flight delivers stunning panoramas; a tropical rainforest clad coastline to the vibrant hues and expanse of reefs of coral gardens surrounded by the azure waters of the Coral Sea. Along the way your knowledgeable and skilled pilot will lookout for manta rays, turtles and dolphins.


Please Note: All Freedom Day descriptions represent a typical itinerary and may not operate exactly as described. Local operators may vary from time to time.