If you happen to travel to far north Queensland, you must take a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef at least once! It is truly spectacular.
Many Charters leave from the dock in Port Douglas for a visit to the Reef. The particular charter I took has its own pontoon on the reef, from there you can go snorkelling, diving, take a semi submerged submarine cruise or even take a heli flight over the reef!
It can turn into a pricey day, taking a flight on top of the charter but it is one of those once in a lifetime things that must be done! You get a completely different perspective from above and if lucky enough will also see Dolphins & Sharks.
Pictures just do not do it any justice - it's something that has to be witnessed for yourself!