TOUR INFORMATION

Our 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Tours are designed for everyone, including backpackers, singles and couples. 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Tours from AD $279 + $185 Boat Access Fees.

Sunset Safaris offers the best Great Barrier Reef holiday packages to suit a range of budgets and tastes. With departure points in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and now Hervey Bay/Maryborough, we make it convenient and easy to enjoy your vacation. Listed as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the beautiful Great Barrier Reef is a must see.

Only a few Hours from Brisbane is the majestic township of Agnes Water & 1770, the Start of the Great Barrier Reef. The town of 1770 is Australia's best kept s ecret, boasting the most amazing Sunsets and beaches in Oz. Experience the beautiful town of 1770 on your Great Barrier Reef tour.

Here you have the choice to play as hard as you like on your Great Barrier Reef holiday with some of our amazing optional extra activities. Alternatively you can relax on the beach or around the pool and take it easy. Our resort is located on a long stretch of beach, where you can go swimming or enjoy a walk across the headland areas to see amazing views. This is a Great Barrier Reef tour of surprising contrasts.

 

A spectacular Great Barrier Reef holiday wildlife experience!

Enjoy a safe, yet utterly exhilarating underwater wildlife experience on your Great Barrier Reef tour. You have nothing to fear with Sunset Safaris Great Barrier Reef holidays. Lady Musgrave Island is recognised as the most northern point on the Great Barrier Reef to be Stinger Free. This gives you confidence to snorkel, swim and dive without the constant worry of life threatening jellyfish.

Turtles use Lady Musgrave Island as a major nesting area. It is not uncommon to see baby turtles hatching and trying to make their way out to sea. You can even go for a swim with the turtles as they wait patiently allowing themselves to be cleaned by little fish that clear their shells of debris and parasites.

Your Great Barrier Reef Tour - BEST VALUE EVER

Offering the best value Great Barrier Reef tours in Australia, Sunset Safaris takes you to one of the most beautiful coral cays in the world, Lady Musgrave Island. This breathtaking piece of island paradise is simply stunning, as you get up close and personal with the world’s largest living organism, "The Great Barrier Reef."

During winter, the weather is perfect, with a water temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius. It's the ultimate time to enjoy a Great Barrier Reef tour. Whales are also in abundance during winter, with FREE Whale Watching from the boat included when whales are sighted.

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GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR ITINERARY


Our 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Tours are designed for everyone, including backpackers, singles and couples.

Day 1:

  • Depart Gold Coast 6:00am, Brisbane 7:10 am
  • Pick-up Sunshine Coast Big Pineapple 8:30 am
  • See amazing views on your road trip to the Reef
  • Lunch Stop at an awesome BOTIQUE Australian Animal Zoo. Handfeed Kangroos, touch a Koala, and hold a real live crocodile ALL FREE.
  • Arrive at 1770 / Agnes Water - Check into Resort
  • Enjoy FREE Activities such as swimming at the beach or pool, body Surfing or relaxing on the beach.
  • Dinner back at Resort
  • Spend the night on the beach or night life at the Resort

Day 2:

 

  • Breakfast
  • Depart on the Spirit of 1770 for Lady Musgrave Island for our day on the Coral lagoon.
  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided on the boat.
  • All Great Barrier Reef Activities provided while on the lagoon (see Reef Activities Tab)
  • FREE Sunset Tour if time and weather permits
  • Dinner back at Resort
  • Spend the night on the beach or night life at the Resort.

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Depart Resort and go to beach, enjoy optional Surfing Lesson, Swimming and more, (According to Tour Guide Directions and availability).
  • Depart 1770
  • Stop at Bundaberg for lunch
  • Stop at Mammino's Home Made Ice Cream to taste the Worlds Best Ice Cream and taste raw Sugar Cane (In Season)
  • Drive past Glasshouse Mountains
  • HOME
  • 6:30 Brisbane
  • 7:30 Gold Coast

 

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4 & 5 Share accommodation is included in the below prices as standard. For all Hotel and Motel Twin Share and 2-Bedroom Accommodation Upgrade prices, please refer to the “Accommodation Tab” and Upgrade Prices below.

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Ex Gold Coast Adults - $349.00 + $185 Boat
Access & Reef Tax
6am, Mantra on View Hotel, 22 View St, Surfers Paradise (wait outside main enterance)
$185 Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.
Ex BRISBANE Adults - $319.00 + $185
Boat Access & Reef Tax
7:15am, Hotel Jen Brisbane, 159 Roma St, Brisbane (wait outside side enterance)
$185 Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.
EX Sunshine Coast Adults - $309.00 + $185
Boat Access & Reef Tax
8:30am, Big Pineapple, Nambour
9:15am Cooroy Train Station, Elm St Cooroy
10:30am Station Square - Mayborough (WIde Bay Transit offers easy access from Hervey Bay to Maryborough on Route 5) Time Table CLICK HERE
$185 Boat Access & Reef Tax is to be paid to the driver upon departure.
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Twin Share OR Double Share MOTEL Upgrade $150.00 Room has 1 x Double Bed & 2 Single beds $150 per person Twin/Double Share (minimum 2 people)
Single Share Motel Upgrade $300.00 Room has 1 x Double Bed & 2 Single Beds $300 for single share room
Luxury Beach House Apartment Twin share/Double $230.00 1 x Room with Double/Twin Beds $230 per person Double Share (minimum 2 people)
Luxury Beach House 3-Bedroom for up to 6 People $0.00 Rent per Appartment - Price on application Almost any combination of Doubles and Singles to suit - ideal for families

All tours include boat access & reef fee (AU$185) to be paid in cash to the driver upon departure. Students, YHA, and VIP card holders get a $10 discount on all tours. Small overnight bag only. Luggage restrictions apply. $20 surcharge applies to all tours operating on Public Holidays. A fuel levy may apply if fuel prices rise above $1.80 per litre.

VALUE FOR MONEY

Sunset Safaris has long been recognised as having the BEST value tours to Fraser Island by tour agents and customers alike. And now with our FREE Cooloola Tour and FREE HOTEL UPGRADE added to your adventure, Sunset Safaris offers far superior value for money compared to any other multi day tour to Fraser Island. Sunset Safaris offers you Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, LUXURY 4WD go anywhere vehicles, the most sought after locations on Fraser Island, the BEST tourGuides from Gold Coast and Brisbane, and all at Budget prices. 

Snorkeling  

Enjoy snorkeling on the world largest reef. See fish and coral seen nowhere else in the world. Snorkel the famous “Turtle Cleaning Station,” and enjoy watching Turtles being cleaned by small fish.

Scuba Diving
This is an optional extra and costs extra to participate. Enjoy the best scuba diving prices on the reef, with introductory dives available for the beginners, and outer wall dives for the licensed diver. A must do experience…


Coral Cay Walk Get off the boat and on land to experience the wonders of a coral cay Island in the South Pacific. See this untouched Island on your guided walk, and learn about the wildlife and unique features of this coral Island.

Glass Bottom Boat
Take a ride with your experienced guides to see the underwater beauty without getting your face wet. See turtles, coral, fish and much more in comfort and style.

 

Semi-submersible Submarine
Take underwater viewing to another level, as the semi-submersible submarine takes you under the water to see the reef at a fishes perspective. Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef like never before.


Underwater Observatory
Attached to the large boat pontoon is our very own underwater observatory. See the fish feeding from another perspective, as fish of all sizes come up for a feed.


Fish Feeding
Enjoy the boiling water of fish within arm’s reach as we feed the reef fish. Thousands of fish of all colours, shapes and sizes eagerly join in the feeding frenzy on the pontoon –great for all ages.



Deep Sea Reef Fishing
Catch the BIG one. This is optional, and costs extra to participate. All fish caught can be taken back home and cooked at the resort. Just ask your friendly tour guide for assistance. (wind dependant).

 Check Out our GBR ACCOMMODATION HERESandcastles beach house outside 2 

We offer an amazing choice of accommodation options from 4 Share Motel to 5-Star Beach House accommodation. Nothing but the BEST for your Money.

 



These Activities take place on Days 1 and 3 (prices given on the day due to fluctuations)

FREE Options
Relax on the Beach

  • Enjoy swimming and body boarding on the beach (flagged areas only)
  • Swim at the Resort Pool
  • Enjoy beach and headland walk close to the Resort
  • Just relax on the beach
  • Body Surfing between the flags

 

FREE Australian Animal Zoo (includes Koala Experience) worth $30

Enjoy your Aussie Experience with our FREE Australian Animal Zoo on the way to the Town of 1770. Here you will see Croc Feeding, Snake Shows, touch a real live Crocodile, Touch a Koala, Hand Feed Kangaroos and MORE....

 

 

FREE Sunset Tour worth $35page-bg-sunsettree

 Discover why the Town of 1770 is rated as one of the worlds best Sunset Loactions. See where Captain James Cook First landed in Queensland, and take some amazing images of one of the worlds greatest Sunsets.  

 

 

Optional Activities - YOUR CHOICE

Sunset Kayaking Tour

Go for a Sunset paddle in Busted Bay with professional guides, as they take you for a ride in the surf to spot Dolphins and other marine animals. Enjoy some wine and nibbles. Very enjoyable... (dependant upon weather & availability)

 

 

 

Surfing Lessons

Learn to Surf on the most northern Surf beach in Queensland with professional surfing instructors. Sunset Safaris offer the CHEAPEST 2 hour surf lesson in Australia... (dependant upon weather & availability)

The LARC

Ride the LARC, 1/2 Bus 1/2 boat that crosses both land and sea, taking you on a Sunset Tour of Busted Bay through pristine waterways and deserted beaches. Beautiful and relaxing... (dependant upon weather & availability)

 

 

Important Information

* Time, Tides, and Weather Permitting 
Sunset Safaris makes every effort 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, and Sunset Safaris can not be held liable due to these factors. 

PAYMENT
Your Tour payment is broken up into 2 components, your Sunset Safaris ticket price component, and your Boat Access & Reef Tax component ($185). The Fraser Island - National Park Fees, and Boat Access & Reef Tax component of $185 must be paid in CASH to driver upon departure, while the boarding pass can be purchased HERE on this web site.

CANCELLATION POLICY DUE TO STONG WINDS
Occasionally strong winds will cause the cancellation of the boat that takes us to the Great Barrier Reef. Sunset Safaris will always endeavour to cancel or postpone the excursion to the Town of 1770 before time of departure if winds are too strong. 
However, due to the unpredictability of winds, we may arrive at the Town of 1770, and be told by the boat company that the trip has been cancelled. In the uncommon event that this occurs, Sunset Safaris will refund the total sum of the purchase price of the Boat ticket and reef tax ($185) at the town of 1770. A range of other activities such as snorkelling and diving in sheltered waters, sea kayaking, surfing, amphibious vehicle rides, and much more may be arranged by Sunset Safaris Staff at 1770, and these optional activities are then payable by the customer.

CANCELLATIONS

notice provided

cancellation fee incurred

Less than 24 hrs

Incurs 100% cancellation fee

25 hrs - 72 hrs

Incurs 50% cancellation fee

73hrs - 7 days

Incurs 25% cancellation fee

more than 7 days

Incurs 5% cancellation fee (administrative fee)

YOUR FREE STUFF

On the way to 1770, you will gain FREE ENTRY into a Botique Australian Animal Zoo, where you can Touch a Crocodile, See a Croc Feeding Show and Snake Show, Enjoy a Koala Experience, and hand feed Kangaroos (worth $30). Your FREE Sunset Tour of 1770 takes in the awesome sights of Busted Bay and the South Pacific. The town of 1770 is one of the only vantage points on the East Coast of Australia to see Sunsets over the ocean and mountains. Experience breathtaking Sunsets while on your Great Barrier Reef tour and much more:

  • Take a short walk around a rocky headland and enjoy the rugged scenery
  • See wild Kangaroos and Wallabies
  • See our FREE Sunset Tour page for more details