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Indulge in a Glorious Reef Adventure

Images don't compare to the real deal! Ensure you take time out to add a trip to the Great Barrier Reef to your list of 'must see places'.

Fall in love with the ocean environment of the Great Barrier Reef. A thriving coral reef that spans 3000 kilometres of Queensland's unspoilt coastal waters, you will be amazed and in awe of the natural and captivating ocean environment that is before you.

Home to an abundance of marine wildlife, your reef adventure will be an impressive journey of discovery and fun. Delve deep into an underwater world that offers up a glorious showcase of more than 400 varieties of coral, a range of reptiles, scores of tropical fish, dolphins, stingrays, and so much more!

To help you plan your magnificent Great Barrier Reef adventure, we have provided some top travel information below. From car hire options and travel tips, through to accommodation options, you will find lots of information to assist with making your travel plans.

Hire Car Options for the Great Barrier Reef

With the Great Barrier Reef located offshore from the Queensland coast and spanning an impressive distance that runs from Cape York through to Bundaberg, there are plenty of options for hiring a car.

Airports, coastal communities, city centres, and even inland destinations, you are sure to find a rental package from a convenient location that will suit your travel plans.

Here is a list of popular locations positioned close to Queensland's coastline and the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Bundaberg
  • Bundaberg Airport
  • Hervey Bay
  • Hervey Bay Airport
  • Gladstone
  • Gladstone Airport
  • Rockhampton
  • Rockhampton Airport
  • Yeppoon
  • Mackay
  • Mackay Airport
  • Proserpine Whitsunday Airport
  • Airlie Beach
  • Palm Cove
  • Townsville
  • Townsville Airport
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Airport
  • Port Douglas

For your convenience, you can easily find if a location is present by entering it into our free online quote form. Once you provide a location a list of possible matches will appear.

Alternatively, you can give our friendly team a call 24 hours a day on 1300 737 400 (or +61 2 8228 1898). They can provide assistance for all your car hire questions and can also place a booking for you.

Both our call centre and online processes have NO BOOKING FEES! That's right, you can easily compare, book, and save and only pay the discounted quoted price direct from the supplier.

Compare your options now and save big!

Top Suppliers for Your North Queensland Transport Plans

Whether it is a major or independent supplier, you are sure to find a great rental package to suit your travels and budget with the following car hire suppliers providing cheap rates for locations throughout north Queensland.

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Thrifty
  • Redspot
  • Ace Rental Cars
  • Apollo Car Rentals
  • East Coast Car Rentals
  • Maui
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Spaceships

Must-Do Great Barrier Reef Activity

Hit the open waters and truly indulge in the amazing environment of the Great Barrier Reef. Whether it is a relaxing open water cruise, a snorkelling adventure, or a deep sea dive, you can embrace the natural and unspoilt beauty of this magnificent location.

If you want to immerse yourself in the thriving and active underwater world, then a diving excursion is a must. Here is a list of top reef locations that offer up some delightful locations to explore and experience.

  • Ribbon Reefs
  • Hardy Reef
  • Agincourt Reef
  • Osprey Reef
  • Wheeler Reef
  • Bait Reef