Great Barrier Reef Day Tour from the Gold Coast

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Tour Duration: 11:00 hours

Reasons they will it

  • Spectacular Lady Elliott Island
  • Pristine section of Great Barrier Reef
  • 90 minute scenic flight
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • View Manta Rays, turtles and more
  • Buffet lunch including beer & wine

The wonders of the Great Barrier Reef are reachable in a single day with this gift voucher for a day tour package that will whisk you away from the Gold Coast's Coolangatta Airport via return scenic air flight that will ensure you get the most amazing views possible along the way!

Once arriving at the reef on a beautiful island you'll have five hours to explore the island and the reef itself, starting off with an orientation tour to get you situated and then a guided reef walk tour at low tide. Get ready for a day of aquatic exploration by taking a snorkelling lesson in the resort's pool (if necessary), then head out into the reef and snorkel for real, witnessing firsthand the range of marine life that make up this Wonder of the Natural World.

Take the opportunity to experience a glass bottom boat tour that will allow you to gaze directly down into the crystal clear waters below, then recharge your batteries with a delicious buffet lunch consisting of a hot and cold buffet of fresh prawns, champagne, wine, beer and soft drink.

Take part in the fish feeding activities in the lagoon fish pool, and much more! Full use of all snorkelling equipment, return hotel accommodation pickups, and use of the resort's day guest facilities are all included in the price of the gift voucher, making this Great Barrier Reef day tour from the Gold Coast one of the most solidly satisfying experiences around!

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Important stuff


  • Hotel pickup and drop off (limited areas apply)
  • Return scenic air flight to Lady Elliott Island
  • Welcome drink
  • Orientation Island tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit)
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch including beer, wine and soft drink
  • Towels, sunscreen, snorkel and reef walking shoes
  • Use of day guest facilities (storage lockers and shower facilities)
  • Environmental Management Charge


  • Spectacular 90 minute scenic flight from the Gold Coast
  • The only day tour of its type in Australia
  • View one of the most pristine sections of Australia's Great Barrier Reef from the air as well as from above and below the water
  • One of the best snorkelling and diving locations on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Guided tour on a glass bottom boat
  • Snorkel amongst the most amazing coral formations and marine creatures
  • The coral gardens surrounding the island are a breeding and feeding area for the giant "kites of the sea" Manta Rays
  • Aerial views of the Gold Coast, North & South Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island and Fraser Island
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch including beer, wine and soft drink


  • Tours depart daily from the Gold Coast at approximately 6am and return at approximately 5pm. Flying time to Lady Elliott Island from Gold Coast Airport is approximately 90 minutes

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase.
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience.
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient.

Misc 4

  • 6.00am-6.15am: Selected courtesy pickup from Hotel or Accommodation
  • 6.45am: Depart Seair Terminal, Gold Coast Airport for a Scenic Flight to Lady Elliot Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the aerial view of the Queensland Coastline
  • 8.45am: Arrive on Lady Elliot Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef
  • 9.00am-2.30pm: Enjoy the activities on Lady Elliot Island, brief Island Orientation Tour, Combined Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkel Tour, Buffet Lunch with Beer, Wine and Soft drink and Afternoon Activity (tide dependent)
  • 2.30pm: Depart for Scenic Flight back to the Gold Coast
  • 5.00pm-5.30pm: Return back to Hotel/Accommodation
  • The above itinerary may be subject to change

Misc 5

  • One light backpack only for all day tours
  • All activities are subject to weather and tide conditions
  • Travel insurance is recommended

Why people loved this gift

3 reviews
Matt 1 year ago

I would give 1000000 Stars! Can’t say enough about this place. Bucket list ticked!!! Such a great day and we were looked after so well by our guide/host it wasn’t funny. I need to win the lotto so I can go back there for longer next time. Thank you for letting me get to experience this natural wonder.

Laurel Burdett 2 years ago

Loved the day and the whole trip was great with an excellent tour guide. Would like to come back and spend a couple of nights on the island some time. One day was just not enough.

Samantha 6 years ago

Very Friendly Staff. There was a lot of marine life. Hard coral, but a well taken care of "green zone". Rays, whales (seasonal), turtles, dolphin sightings. Remote and nice views flying into the area.

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