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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef - The Australian Wilderness

Ever wondered how is it to snorkel and/or scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef? Believe me, it is one of the most wonderful experience! To dive in one of the Seven Wonders of the World; and the most beautiful natural wonder is something one should not miss when in Australia. Your trip to Australia is incomplete without a trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

I visited Cairns on my solo trip to Australia with one of my friends. We booked our budget reef package with the Compass Cruise for the most adventurous day in Cairns. And were put up in the Jack Backpackers. Our hostel was about a five minute walk from the Reef Fleet Terminal, where the Marlin Jetty is based out of. Many of the tour operators use Marlin Jetty as their base for pick up and drop off for their tourists. This place is too good for a stroll too!