• Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration: 3 days (approx.)
From USD $ 282.02 View price calendar

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a 3-day guided tour that includes a full day on Lady Musgrave Island, part of the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on the time of year, you can spot turtles and visit one of the world's largest turtle research centers, learn about turtle conservation, or look for humpback whales out on the water. After a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island, opt to snorkel, swim, or take a ride by glass-bottom (included), or try your hand at scuba diving or deep-sea fishing (own expense). Round-trip transport from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, or Sunshine Coast, most meals, and a 2-night stay at an eco-friendly beachside resort in Bargara are included.


  • 3-day guided tour including Lady Musgrave Island and the Great Barrier Reef
  • 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 Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour Including Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Following pickup from Brisbane Transit Centre, Mantra On View Hotel, or Big Pineapple Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, travel to an eco-friendly resort located on the beach, stopping at a reptile park and zoo on the way. From the resort, spend a day cruising to and experiencing the Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island, where you can add activities such as scuba diving or deep-sea fishing, or view the coral reef while snorkeling with provided equipment. . Spend two nights in your choice of a private room or shared accommodations. Each day, you can choose from included and optional activities, or opt to enjoy the beach and some free time.

See Itinerary for more details.

Please note: Pricing does not include reef tax and boat access fees (AU$210 per adult, AU$120 per child).


Customer Reviews

Nicole B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The price might seem expensive but it's worth it. We never went hungry. The zoo experience was intimate, the drives there and back well punctuated with interesting stops. The day on the boat excellent. Harry, our guide, knowledgeable and energetic. Kept us informed of the itinerary and timekept well


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

this was an amazing trip. Harry was a fantastic guide so helpful and friendly. I would recommend your company to anyone travelling. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Cannot recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide/wrangler Harry absolutely made the trip. As a solo traveler, I feel like he went out of his way to make sure everyone was entertained and included he even cooked us a special dinner on the last night and was so kind as to make some last minute accommodations for special dietary needs. The boat trip and snorkeling/diving were great but definitely definitely take dramamine or bonine before. I think almost everyone that didn't take something ended up getting motion sickness and also those that didn't take it with enough time for it to kick in. But beyond the actual reef and island the bluest water I've seen in my life! the side trips absolutely make the trip worth it. A reptile zoo that includes kangaroos and koalas, a macadamia nut farm, an ice cream shop, bundaberg tasting, and more! Absolutely the best bang for your buck trip I've taken.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Harry was quality. He’s informative, a good laugh and not bad on a bbq. The tour was better than I was expected, worth every penny. Really enjoyed the zoo day 1. Day 2 was the highlight of my trip and scuba diving is definitely worth the $95. Overall I had a great time with some great people! 10/10


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Harry was a fantastic host! The time we spent at the Great Barrier Reef made the trip worth every penny. If I were to change anything, it would be more beach/reef time and less drive-and-stop at local businesses. The itinerary could be more clear regarding how much time is actually spent on the road versus time at resort and beaches.

joel r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

It is the best way to see the reef on a budget the ship is modern and comfortable the crew was helpful and very professional the two hour ride to the island can be challenging so bring your nausea tablets, the island tour is short but informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What an amazing experience, our tour guide Andrew was amazing he went the extra miles and made sure everyone was for catered for. He was extremely knowledgeable, and well spoken as well. Very courteous staff on the cruise.

Snorkeling around the coral reef and swimming with the turtles, it truly was an life time experience.

Visit to reptile centre and walk to the beach at night for star gazing. Everything was well planned, if you are around Brisbane area this is highly recommended.

Cathryn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing! This is a must do if you are in the Brisbane area and want to experience the Great Barrier Reef. Our tour guide with Sunset Safaris, Andrew, was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, approachable, and a great bus driver. Kelly's Resort provided nice accommodations and good food. Finally, the crew on the Lady Musgrave Experience were super and took excellent care of us on the boat and in the water. I would highly recommend this tour.

Jennie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Amazing experience!!!! I am a local in Brisbane and loved this trip. Great tour guide with lots of knowledge, very catering to every individual. Stunning Snorkelling experience. You won't go hungry and you certainly won't have time to be bored. Options were available if you did want to take time out. Highly Recommended 5 Stars!

Erik W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing!

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