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With its unique location set amongst the pristine Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island has boundless opportunities to explore the island and surrounds and many once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Snorkelling is one of the best ways to see the immense beauty of the Great Barrier Reef that lies just beneath the water. Here are our top 4 spots where you can don a snorkel, snap on your fins and get up close and personal with the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkel the stunning reef.


Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Spots: Orpheus Island

At Orpheus Island, we are lucky enough to have some of the world’s best snorkelling right at our doorstep. In addition to our crop of giant clams, Orpheus has some of the most colourful coral outcrops (known as bommies) on the entire Great Barrier Reef, along with more than 1,000 species of reef fish, 340 varieties of hard corals and one of the region’s largest collections of soft corals.



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Lady Elliot Island


Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Spots: Lady Elliot Island

Located off the coast of Bundaberg, Lady Elliot Island is right at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Lady Elliot Island is known as ‘the home of the manta ray’ so the odds of spotting one of these gentle giants is pretty much a given.



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Sandy Cay


Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Spots: Ribbon Reefs

The Ribbon Reefs are a long necklace of individual reefs running parallel to the continental shelf, and are popular with divers due to the proximity to the Coral Sea trench. These beautiful reefs are home to countless different species of wildlife, giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal to some incredible, exotic marine life.


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The calm waters of Orpheus Island.


Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Spots: Agincourt Reef

For the more experienced snorkelers, Agincourt reef is the perfect outer reef snorkelling spot. The reef is comprised of 16 different dive sites and offers incredible underwater experiences for snorkelers. Agincourt reef is just a short boat ride from Cairns and is the ultimate snorkelling spot for experienced snorkelers and scuba divers.


Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.


Book Your Stay At One Of The Top Top Snorkelling Spots On The Great Barrier Reef


Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is like nothing you will have experienced before. Orpheus Island lodge is the ultimate luxury accommodation where you can stay close to home and explore the fringing reefs, or book an excursion and check out one of the other beautiful neighbouring reefs. For more information and to make an enquiry for your next holiday, please click below.


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