About Us - Great Barrier Reef Tours Australia

Australia Holiday Specialists Pty Ltd (4116414) and Cairns Holiday Specialists (3395314) are Licenced Inbound Operators - Travel Agents based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia since 2005.

About Barrier Reef Australia: Your Gateway to Great Barrier Reef Adventures

Discover the Great Barrier Reef like never before with Barrier Reef Australia, your ultimate source for exploring this natural wonder and its surrounding beauty. Our dedicated team of local experts is here to guide you through an extraordinary journey filled with endless adventures and experiences.

Tailored for You: Uncover the Best Things to Do on the Great Barrier Reef

At Barrier Reef Australia, we don't just plan trips; we curate personalized adventures that allow you to immerse yourself in the very best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you're passionate about snorkelling or scuba diving, or a solo traveller seeking a fun Whitsundays sailing holiday, or simply looking for the perfect activity, our services are designed to cater to your unique preferences.

Your Journey, Your Way: Explore Great Barrier Reef Attractions

For those who prefer hands-on planning, our user-friendly website features instant availability tools, enabling you to design your dream Great Barrier Reef holiday and book the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef effortlessly. Discover the iconic coastal regions, from Fraser Island to the Whitsundays, and from the Southern Great Barrier Reef to Cairns and tropical North of Australia.

Local Expertise: Your Guide to Great Barrier Reef Tours and Attractions

Our passion lies in being the trusted local experts when it comes to all things Great Barrier Reef tours and attractions. We live in the heart of this remarkable ecosystem and have explored every corner of it, ensuring that you receive the most authentic and informed guidance for your Great Barrier Reef adventures.

Our Services: Crafting Memorable Experiences on the Great Barrier Reef

Barrier Reef Australia is dedicated to crafting unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experiences tailored to you. Our travel service thrives on close communication and personal attention, ensuring that you experience the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef, aligned with your unique preferences.

What Sets Us Apart: Your Key to the Best Great Barrier Reef Activities

Barrier Reef Australia isn't just a travel website; it's your gateway to an immersive Great Barrier Reef adventure filled with the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef. Our platform, launched in 2001 and recently upgraded, offers hundreds of bookable tours and attractions with 24-hour instant live availability. Here's what makes us stand out:

Local Expertise: Our passionate team of Great Barrier Reef specialists lives locally, ensuring that you receive the most informed advice and recommendations for the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef.

Personalized Service: We pride ourselves on attention to detail and a commitment to service, resulting in a growing number of loyal guests who trust us year after year. Your Great Barrier Reef holiday is tailored to suit your unique interests and preferences, ensuring that you get to experience all the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef.

7-Day Support: Utilizing the latest technology, we provide top-tier travel planning services, ensuring a seamless and stress-free trip filled with the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef.

Best Rates Guarantee: Our extensive range of tours is competitively priced, with excellent discounts on combo package tours, so you can make the most of your time enjoying the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef. See our famous family friendly deals where one child travel free. If you find the same deal elsewhere for the same date and time of travel, we'll match the difference (T&C's apply).

Book Securely: Your Great Barrier Reef Adventure Awaits

Your security is our priority. We use SSL encryption to protect your data and offer secure online booking through the Stripe payment system.

Embark on a journey of discovery and adventure with Barrier Reef Australia. Let us be your trusted partner in creating unforgettable memories through the endless array of the best things to do on the Great Barrier Reef.

Things To Do On the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Our website was launched in 2001 and recently upgraded to show visitors all the things to do and things to see on the Great Barrier Reef. With hundreds of bookable tours and attractions with 24 hour instant live availability Barrier Reef Australia is your one-stop Great Barrier Reef tours holiday shop.

  • HUNDREDS of bookable things to do on the Great Barrier Reef with instant live availability 
  • INSPIRING BLOGS destination stories and local secrets
  • TOURS, ATTRACTIONS and activities galore
  • PLAN YOUR TRIP travel tips, tools and expert advice
  • FASCINATING facts about the Great Barrier Reef and its inhabitants

Belinda – Reservations Supervisor

Specialises in: Private Charter Tours, Superyachts and General Tour Enquiries

I was born in Bridport Tasmania and migrated to Cairns over 20 years ago with family to escape the cold for the balmy lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland.

My first position in tourism was in 2005 at the Angsana Resort & Spa Palm Cove where I was initially based in hotel reception and then progressed into Reservation Sales shortly after. As I had been at the resort for 5 years it was time to move on and progress in my career and along came the opportunity to join the team at Cairns Holiday Specialists. Lucky for me at that time the Cairns Holiday Specialists was also originally based in beautiful Palm Cove and a few years later we all moved to the city of Cairns and expanded to become Australia Holiday Specialists!

Q. What do you love about your job in travel?

I have been with the Australia Holiday Specialists for over 12 years now and still loving it! I enjoy helping our guests find the perfect tours and attractions for their dream holiday and then reading their reviews of their expereinces once they return home. It's a real sense of achievement when they take the time to write a review and personally thank you for planning their Great Barrier Reef tours and attractions.

It's also great hearing about how beautiful our backyard is and how amazing our Great Barrier Reef tours and attractions are because as locals we often take for granted what we see and experience every single day.

Thank you to all of our guests for giving us the nudge and reminding us of how lucky we really are to actually live here full time!

Sophie – Reservations & Product Procurement

Specialises in: Private Charter Tours, Superyachts and General Tour Enquiries

Q. What do you love about your job in travel?

Originally from Sydney, New South Wales, we decided to pack up our bags and leave our city lives for a more relaxed lifestyle. Cairns in Tropical North Queensland was the obvious choice for us as we had visited the region numerous times and absolutely loved it. Having experienced the region as a ‘visitor’ I decided to share what is now my backyard with others and that Tourism/Travel/Hospitality was the path I wanted to follow.

What I love the most about the Great Barrier Reef region is the relaxed lifestyle, the beautiful surroundings, the amazing experiences and especially the islands on the Great Barrier Reef. The climate is far better than France and the people are so nice and laid back, you can have a friendly chat with just about any one you pass by.

Yvette – Product Co-ordinator & Marketing

Specialises in: Private Charter Tours and Superyachts

Q. What do you love about your job in travel?

I’m a proud Queenslander and love everything about the Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef coastline. I particularly enjoy sharing my local knowledge with our visitors and, having travelled to five continents, I can provide a wealth of travel tips.

One of my favourite things to do is exploring the freshwater swimming holes hidden in Queensland’s tropical rainforests. I love that every day on the Great Barrier Reef is different and you can never get enough of it.

Q. Your must-see destination or top tip?

My top tip for visitors is to make sure you have time to visit the Great Barrier Reef more than once – each site is unique and you’ll love the variety each experience brings.

The best way to really see the Great Barrier Reef is on an overnight liveaboard dive and snorkel tour and or a scenic helicopter flight.

Annie – Accounts Manager

Q. What do you love about your job in travel?

I love the Great Barrier Reef region as it always feels like you are on holidays – everyone is friendly and easy going, the pace is … well, a little slower than most places in Australia (and the world most probably). It is easy to talk about your backyard when you are so proud of it. Even the sometimes adverse weather and animals make this place something special and never boring.

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