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  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Dive into a 3-day guided tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights at a beach resort located in the town of 1770, and take a day trip to Lady Musgrave Island for a slice of paradise on the southern section of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel around coral, swim with turtles and lounge on spectacular beaches. You can also take part in optional activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and surfing on this trip to one of the world’s natural wonders! Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast is included.

Highlights

  • 3-day guided tour to 1770, Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy amazing sunsets from the beach next to your 5-star resort
  • Spend a day at Lady Musgrave Island snorkeling, swimming and relaxing on the beach
  • Go scuba diving or deep-sea fishing on the Great Barrier Reef (own expense)
  • Choose from shared and private accommodation options
  • Round-trip transport from Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast included

What You Can Expect

3-Day Great Barrier Reef Tour: Lady Musgrave Island and the Town of 1770

Lady Musgrave Island

Travel to a beach resort located in the small town of 1770, situated near Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef. Spend two nights in your choice of a private room with ensuite, or shared accommodation; see Pricing for options that suit a variety of budgets and tastes.

Each day, you can choose from included and optional activities, or simply relax and enjoy the beach and its amazing views. The choice is yours! See Itinerary for more details.

Itinerary

Day 1: Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast – 1770 (D)
Meet your coach in the morning at a central location in Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast and head north to the township of 1770.

Start the day on a sweet note with a visit to the family-run Mammimo Gourmet Ice Cream. Lick fresh ice cream or sorbet (own expense) as you watch a farm demo about sugarcane production. Afterward, get back on the road to arrive in 1770 by mid-afternoon and check in to your 5-star resort.

Once you have put down your bags, choose from several activities for the afternoon. You can try optional activities (at own expense) such as surf lessons and kayaking. Looking to just unwind? Snorkel, lounge, and swim at the beach or pool at your leisure.

In the evening, have dinner at the resort, and then enjoy the nightlife on site or a walk on the beach to look for shooting stars.

Overnight: Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort in 1770

Day 2: 1770 – Lady Musgrave Island – 1770 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, hop on board the Spirit of 1770 boat and cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, situated on the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known to be free of stinging jellyfish so you can enjoy the turquoise waters without worries.

After about an hour-long ride, you arrive at Coral Lagoon for more paradise. You have several options for your day here. Swim among the amazing coral and fish with the provided snorkel gear, and take a trip by glass-bottom or semisubmersible boat. Keep on the lookout for turtles; you might the chance to swim with the famous Lady Musgrave residents, or spot their nesting sites on the beach.

You also have the option to try scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Both beginning and certified divers can explore the diversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef; meanwhile anglers of all skill levels can attempt to reel in some fish with provided gear.

Enjoy a provided lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea on the boat. If time and weather permit, you’ll be treated to a sunset tour. Afterward, return to the resort for dinner and then enjoy the rest of the evening on your own.

Overnight: Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort in 1770

Day 3: 1770 – Gold Coast, Brisbane or Sunshine Coast (B)
Check out of the resort after breakfast and head to the beach for some fun in the sun. Take an optional surfing lesson (own expense), swim or snorkel, depending on the conditions and timing. Around midday, say farewell to 1770 and drive south, stopping for lunch in Bundaberg (own expense) and a visit to Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo. Catch sight of the Glasshouse Mountains as you go. You return to your starting point in the evening to end your tour.
From USD $ 284.74

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