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    • Great Barrier Reef - base location

      Cairns Oct 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM

      Hi - I'm travelling to Cairns for 5 days in the last week of December. This is the last leg of my holiday in Australia and we will be returning to London from Cairns. We are family of 3 with a 11 year old. We are interested in snorkelling and scuba diving in the outer reef and may be some watersports. Not keen on rainforest etc. I'm struggling to find a good base for the GBR exploration. Do I stay in Cairns and take one of the tours (will make it easier flight-wise) or do I stay in one of the beach resorts? Budget isn't a big consideration and a luxury option would be just fine. Many thanks for your help.

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      Great Barrier Reef

      State of Queensland Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM

      I am very interested in snorkeling (not scuba diving) the Great Barrier Reef. So far, I know the better time of the year would be between May and October. Does anyone know, specifically, when the best month to visit is? I'm concerned if there is any particular time when it's more dangerous such as more sharks are in the area because the water temperature changes. Thanks for your help!

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      Don Pancho Beach Resort , Kellys Beach

      by Mikebb Online Now May 25, 2006 at 3:03 AM

      Hi , Has anyone stayed at this Resort. Is it a good holiday and is there much to see in day trips, is the resort in good condition and offer good facilities.

      Is Lady Musgrave Island or Lady Elliot Island worth a day trip, is there real coral similar to areas off Cairns. Have a chance to spend a week in resort first week of September. Appreciate your assistance.

      5 Answers Jun 30, 2006 at 3:03 AM