GREAT BARRIER REEF
Explore paradise on your Carnival cruise this
Christmas to tropical north Queensland
- Snorkelling & Diving
Just under the water you'll discover an array of beautiful life forms. The coral gardens and marine life will leave you astonished.
- Action Sports
If you love a good adrenaline rush you can jump on a jetski, join a quad bike tour or go hurtling down the rapids on a white water rafting adventure.
- White Sand Beaches
Tropical North Queensland has some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. The white silica sands contrast spectacularly with the vibrant blue waters.
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The weather is warm and the beaches are crystal
clear. Being in the perfect location to access the
Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect stop for
dazzling your senses at the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef system.
Experience the Reef in many ways with excursions
of snorkelling, diving and sailing. If staying local is
your thing, then Port Douglas has much to offer with
beautiful beaches, shops, cafes, bars and
restaurants. You won't want to leave!
a unique experience
Take in Willis Island from the comfort of the ship,
as we cruise past (passengers will not be able to
debark). The island itself is only 500 metres long,
150 metres wide and sits approximately 9 metres
above sea level.
Only three people are permanently stationed on
the island. They share Willis Island with thousands
of birds. It's common to see Wedge-tailed
Shearwaters, Sooty Terns and Common and Black
Noddies as we cruise past at a leisurely pace.
Yorkey's Knob offers a smorgasbord of amazing
experiences to add to your list of holiday highlights.
Experience the diverse ecosystem of the 'Wet
Tropics of Queensland' by visiting Kuranda.
Once you've experienced the natural beauty of far
North Queensland you'll find it easy to change
gears and meander through the numerous art
galleries and restaurants, not to mention the local
cultural and historical sites, of the local area.
of the Tropical North
Cairns is known for its relaxed, chilled out vibe and
large number of activities and attractions. For
starters, the Great Barrier Reef and incredible
Daintree Rainforest are right on your doorstep –
both are World Heritage listed. You can board the
old railway to Kuranda, head north to Cape
Tribulation or visit any number of local islands.
Cairns is known for its natural attractions but there
is also an abundance of manmade activities to be
discovered. There's an array of boutique shops and
superb restaurants along with museums and art
galleries. But it's the city's recently completed
swimming lagoon that will really impress.
to the Whitsunday Islands
Glass bottom boat tours to some of the most
pristine marine sites in the area are available from
the marina, while a ferry to Daydream, South Molle
and Long Islands is accessible from Shute Harbour.
If you're pining for an inland experience, a variety of
activities such as Quad-biking, horse riding and
hiking are available locally, and perfectly capped off
by a stroll through the bustling local market.
a joy to discover
The Brisbane River winds its way through the heart
of this sunny city, ensuring you're always close to
water – in fact, you should start any trip to Brisbane
with a stroll along the riverbanks and over the many
bridges that connect the North with the South.
Under the impossibly blue skies of Brisbane, there's
so much to do: hit the big name shops in Queen
Street Mall, relax with a meal by the river in South
Bank or get cultured in the famous Gallery of