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Airlie Beach: Cedar Creek Falls & Northerlies Beach Day Trip

1. Airlie Beach: Cedar Creek Falls & Northerlies Beach Day Trip

Soak up the incredible nature of Airlie Beach on a day tour to Cedar Creek Falls and Northerlies Beach Bar. At Cedar Creek, swim in the rockpools, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and hike to the top. Relax at Northerlies Beach Bar over lunch with views of the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea. At Cedar Creek Falls, get back to nature and see white cedar trees, Alexandra palms, wild orchids, colorful butterflies, and birds. Your experienced guide will take you on a walk to the top of the falls where you can climb over the rocks and take a dip in the refreshing clear natural pools. Continue to Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill. Relax over a long lunch, or while away the afternoon with a drink in hand overlooking the Coral Sea. Northerlies is the perfect venue to chill with family and friends, with plenty of space, a dedicated kids menu, and friendly staff in a unique building.

Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

2. Reef Sleep: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Pontoon & Gourmet Meals

Explore the Great Barrier Reef during the day, and sleep on an open deck during the night out at sea on this immersive reef experience. Watch the sunset over the water, enjoy gourmet food and watch the stars as you fall asleep. Travel on a high-speed, comfortable vessel 39 nautical miles from shore to the reef. The approximately 3-hour trip to the destination counts as its own sightseeing adventure. Spot whales at certain times of the year. Arrive at the permanently moored pontoon on Hardy Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. A coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent corals and marine life, runs adjacent to the pontoon. Hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef will surprise and delight you - especially the giant groper.   Explore the reef all day with your choice of swimming, snorkeling, and more. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch. As dusk approaches, watch for turtles who nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sunset while you sip your sundowner...the reef comes to life in the darkness of the night. Enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner and full use of the bar. Gaze at a gazillion stars from your comfy Reefbed on the top deck of the pontoon. Our Reefbeds are comfortable queen beds with snug bedding. On a clear night, you can sleep with the cover open — just you, the sea air, and the stars. Be lulled to sleep by the tranquility of being in the middle of the ocean. Enjoy a breakfast followed by more time exploring the reef. Embark on optional guided snorkeling and diving trips and visit very special spots. Get the chance to see Giant Maori Wrasse, spectacular coral formations, tropical fish, turtles, and reef sharks (not guaranteed). Choose to visit the underwater viewing chamber and look at the coral from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel.

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What people are saying about Airlie Beach

What a stay on the Great Barrier Reef. Thank you to everyone who made this experience unforgettable. A big compliment goes to the manager Andy. This guy knows how to deal with people. ☀️ Here are a few facts: - Staff (friendly, set up and very accommodating) - Toilets, showers very clean - The food was great ‍⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Reef shark sighted - Turtle sighted - Napoleon sighted If the opportunity arises come again we will definitely be back. Next time we will stay 2x.

If you're ever in Airlie Beach I'd highly recommend doing an experience with Red Cat. Their office in town is easy to find. Our tour guides were Emily, Jenny and JJ. They were all so nice! Our driver JJ was super energetic and had a WEALTH of knowledge about the area, indigenous history and the Great Barrier Reef. The trip to Cedar Creek Falls was awesome and finishing the day off at the Coral Sea Resort was great!

One of the best trips of my life. I had 2 amazing days with great people, a lovely Crew, amazing dive instructors and incredible good food. Definitely recommend to do a reefsleep!!

Highly recommended would definitely do it again. Waterfall was awesome. Northerlies Beach was beautiful and lunch there was very nice

Fantastic experience, can recommend anybody if possible to do this at least once in their live