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Sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore, on the Great Barrier Reef. It would have to be one of the unique tours in the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to have one of the most amazing experiences of a lifetime.  By day there are so many activities to choose from, and once the day trippers depart, you have the reef to yourself. Imagine how wonderful the sunset and sunrise will be! Your accommodation is a great sway on the deck under the stars! 

  • 2 days, 1 night on the Great Barrier Reef
  • All activities included
  • Choose an optional extra flight over Heart Reef
  • A tour of a lifetime

There can be few more unique experiences offered in the World than the chance to sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore, on the Great Barrier Reef! ‘Reefworld’ is located on Hardy Reef one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef off the Queensland coast.

It is the destination for our day visitors and for a lucky few an overnight experience never to be forgotten. Guests on the Reefsleep experience travel to Reefworld aboard our high speed luxury vessels with the day guests arriving around 11am. By day all the amazing activities offered on our Great Barrier Reef Adventures – snorkelling, diving, swimming, massage, heli-scenic flights are on offer. Guided snorkelling and diving trips (additional cost) with just small groups will take you to very special spots – giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, a myriad of tropical fish, turtles and reef sharks all there to be seen. If you’re not a keen swimmer then enjoy the same sights... from the comfort of our semi submersible or wander down to the underwater viewing chamber.

Come 3pm the vessel leaves and there is just you and fellow Reefsleep guests and our crew of course, with this magnificent part of the earth all to yourselves. A certain hush settles... just the sound of the water, maybe a few sea birds. As dusk approaches watch for turtles surfacing or coming to nibble the seaweed around the pontoon.

We only take a few overnight guests, and you can bunk down on deck with them in a 'swag' (an Australian sleeping roll, a bit like a giant sleeping bag-tent, with a mesh cover, so that you can see the stars. Each swag sleeps one or two people and has a mattress, base and sleeping sheet, sleeping bag and pillow. Snug!).

Inclusions: This day cruise experience includes a luxury vessel transfer to and from the Reef, full use of an innovative and spacious reef pontoon, overnight accommodation at Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling with all gear provided, semi-submersible cruise with commentary, underwater viewing chamber, two all you can eat buffet lunches, two morning and afternoon teas, a superb barbecue dinner, presentations by Reef Experts, FREE wetsuit usage and use of the sun deck for topping up your tan. Massage, guided snorkelling, heli-scenic flights, night diving and daytime intro and certified diving experiences are available at an additional cost. You can also make purchases from the fully licensed bar.

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  • Duration:

    2 Days / 1 Night

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    The vessels depart daily from Port of Airlie, Hamilton Island Marina, Long Island and Daydream Island Resorts. Daydream Island and Long Island Resort guests connect with the Great Barrier Reef vessel at Hamilton Island by a 30 minute vessel transfer. Cruise departure times can be seen at or with the front desk at your accommodation. Changes may occur due to flight schedule changes and other factors. Where a Day Cruise is cancelled we will send notification to the contact details provided at the time of your booking.

  • What to bring:

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

  • Additional Information:

    Prices are per person. Reeflsleep guests must be 12 years or older. Night dives must be booked three days in advance. A voluntary medical disclosure will be supplied on confirmation of booking for Reefsleep and is to be returned to Awesome Whitsundays 24 hours prior to departure. We recommend you complete this form.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef

Optional Extras

  • Port of Airlie Return Coach Transfer

    Coach Transfers can only be booked for your Day Cruise when you depart from Port of Airlie. If you book this optional extra, a coach transfer service will pick you up from your local Airlie Beach accommodation and take you to our Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie to meet your day cruise departure. When your day cruise returns to the Maritime Terminal at Port of Airlie, a coach transfer service will pick you up from the terminal and take you back to your local Airlie Beach accommodation. (Infants FOC).

    Adults: $10.00 | Children: $5.00

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