Category Archives: Cairns & Brisbane

The Great Barrier Reef

After our Whitsundays trip on the southern end of The Reef, we were excited for the main event:  the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns.  We drove the uneventful 7.5 hours, anxious for our much anticipated trip out on the Reef – and we both can safely say we were not disappointed.  We both agree the Reef was one of the top experiences of our trip.   The water and reefs from above were spectacular; the fish were huge and the colors didn’t always come out in the photos.   We went to the outer reef and it was incredible.   Jon even tried an intro SCUBA at the reef.   It was a blast – we’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

We rounded out our time in Australia with one last day in Brisbane – a cool city with lots of bike paths surrounding the river going through town.   Onto NEW ZEALAND!