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Become One with the Great Barrier Reef

Today on The Local Trail in Far North Queensland, we’re letting you take your pick from one of the many day trips to see the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re not that into a full day out to the reef, there are plenty of other leisurely activities and action sports available within an arm's reach of Cairns. Check out the shops and sights in the city, go for a helicopter flight over the Reef, or even try your hand at skydiving or bungee jumping!

Helicopter Flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Helicopter Flight over the Great Barrier Reef

With a number of tour operators to choose from, you’re sure to find the day trip to best suit your needs. Regardless of who you end up going with, there’s no doubt you’ll have a blast immersing yourself in the underwater wonderland of the GBR. You can enjoy scuba diving (nope, don’t need certification if you’re a beginner!), snorkelling or staying dry in a glass-bottom semi-submersible vessel. No matter how you choose to see it, we know you’ll be impressed with the incredible ecosystem that lives beneath the surface. After all, it is one of the seven wonders of the world!

Friendly Turtle in the Great Barrier Reef
Friendly Turtle in the Great Barrier Reef

Top it off with Nightcap!

We like to keep things exciting for you on this Local Trail, so instead of staying within the same 4 walls for another night (we know you’ve done plenty of staying in one place over the last few months already), we’ve got you trying out another one of our Nightcap Hotels: this time at Edge Hill Tavern. In case you haven’t picked up the trend already, we’ve got dinner and drinks sorted for tonight. Just step into our Bistro and take your pick from the classic pub meals on offer. Grab a drink to accompany your yummy dinner and have a toast as you flick through your photos from the last few days. Cheers to an awesome adventure on The Local Trail in Far North Queensland!

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Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns
Nightcap at Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns

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