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Gold Coast to Great Barrier Reef 3 Day Tour

Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a 3 day trip from the Gold Coast to the stunning Lady Musgrave Island with glass bottom boat tour, turtle swim & more!


Lady Musgrave Island
The Great Barrier Reef
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Guided island walk
Swimming with turtles

What you need to know

Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a 3 day adventure from the Gold Coast to the stunning Lady Musgrave Island with multiple wonderful inclusions such as glass bottom boat tour, swimming with turtles and much, much more! If you're wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef from the Gold Coast but are short on time, this comprehensive itinerary will show you some of its stunning natural highlights all at a very reasonable price.

Over the course of 3 days, you'll have all tours, accommodation and meals provided as you're taken to experience some of the best of this Wonder of the Natural World - snorkelling, diving, cruising and a variety of other activities await, each of which gives you a close up look at the numerous kinds of marine life and incredible array of colourful coral that this magical region is famous for. Departing from the Gold Coast at 5:45am on Mondays and Fridays and returning at around 7:30pm on the third day, you'll get three full days of reef exploration included in the itinerary - so all you'll have to do is book online and bring along your sense of adventure!

More info


  • 3 day Great Barrier Reef tour
  • Standard Multi-share ECO Villa Accommodation (4 – 6 Share)
  • Return Bus Transfers
  • Guided Snorkel School and Fish Feeding
  • Snorkelling
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Guided walk on Lady Musgrave Island
  • Mon Repo Turtle Conservation Entry
  • Whale Watching (During Season)
  • Zoo entry
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners

Optional Extras

  • Upgrade to a Twin/Triple Share Villa is available for $150 per person (price is subject to change) - Please call us to book
  • Upgrade to a Single Share Villa is available for $300 per person (price is subject to change) - Please call us to book
  • Parents with minors 14 years and under must upgrade to a private room - Please call us to book


  • Boat Access Fee $210 per Adult & $120 per Child, 13 years & below (To be paid to driver in cash upon departure)
  • Optional activities whilst on tour
  • Meals that are not mentioned
  • Mamminos Ice Cream
  • Diving not included


Day 1

  • 5.45am Departure from Mantra On View Hotel, 22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise
  • 8.30am Big Pineapple Nambour
  • 9.10am Cooroy Train Station
  • See the beautiful Queensland scenery in the comfortable coaches equipped with great entertainment systems
  • Visit a Local Zoo & Croc feeding show, cuddle a Koala & much more
  • Check into Kelly’s Beach Resort & enjoy beautiful resort facilities with comfortable ECO Villas
  • Swim on spectacular beaches in the land of the turtles
  • Enjoy the Guided Snorkel School and Fish Feeding Tour
  • Visit MON REPOS to experience the amazing Turtle Conservation Centre

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Depart and enjoy the biggest and most luxurious boat, Lady Musgrave Experience in the region for a full day on the Reef
  • See Dolphins surfing on the bow of the boat
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef (all quality equipment provided)
  • Glass bottom boat viewing of the reef, fish, coral & turtles, great for non-swimmers
  • Guided walk on Lady Musgrave Island and see birdlife in the forest of Pisonia trees and turtles during nesting seasons (November to February)
  • Feed reef fish by the Thousands in crystal clear waters
  • Spectacular scenery of Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Enjoy free time to relax around the resort, or enjoy a host of optional activities, including: Segway Tours, Surfing Lessons, Bundaberg Rum Factory Tour, tennis (at the resort - very cheap rates), swim at the beach or pool, beach walks, or sleep in...
  • Stop at Mamminos to taste Home Made Ice-cream & Farm Fresh Sugar Cane (in season)
  • Return back to the Gold Coast

What to Bring

  • Cash for Optional Activities
  • Water Bottle
  • Swim Wear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bath Towel
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Flip Flops/Thongs
  • Shoes
  • Warm Clothing for night time
  • Shampoo & Body Wash
  • Insect repellant

Tour Times

  • Tours depart the Gold Coast on Mondays and Fridays at 5.45am from the Mantra on View Hotel at 6am and return at approximately 7.30pm on the third day

Additional Information

  • Please note, there is a $20 per person per tour surcharge for all public holiday periods, including Easter and the 24th December through to the 1st of January inclusive
  • Time, Tides, and Weather Permitting, every effort is made to include ALL activities and destinations listed. However due to the extreme nature of the Agnes Water Coastline, and weather unpredictability in general, some activities are subject to Tide, Time, and Weather factors, some activities and destinations may not be available
  • A fuel levy may be applied if fuel rises above $1.80 per litre
  • $20 surcharge to apply during Easter and Christmas period (24th December to 1 Jan)
  • In case of dangerous or poor weather conditions and rain, a scenic tour of the island may be conducted in place of affected activities
  • Parents with minors 14 years and under must upgrade to a private room (please give us call prior to booking)

Booking Information

  • Please note: theres a 5% cancellation fee on all bookings
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Gold Coast to Great Barrier Reef 3 Day Tour

View Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4207