Best time to visit Great Barrier Reef

+67
11 days
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
Thu Dec 13Dec 23 Sun
/>

Best time of year to visit Great Barrier Reef

Clear waters and balmy weather make June through October the best time to visit Great Barrier Reef. The main attractions here are snorkeling, diving, and swimming which causes massive crowding during these months. So seize the day and book a room in advance! The period from November to May brings heavy tropical downpours. Moreover, this time is quite dangerous both for divers and swimmers, and the reason is deadly box jellyfish roaming in cloudy water. If you are a savvy adventurer, plan your trip from April to early May.

5 THINGS TO DO IN GREAT BARRIER REEF (OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 07)

Coral Polyps Spawn

October–November • nature

Witness the birth of coral reef—a recently discovered phenomenon that sparks with bubbles and colour!

Beach Season

May–October • activity

Bask all day long on the very best beaches on the continent

Humpback Dolphin

June–November • nature

Get a first-hand experience watching humpback dolphins–one of your most memorable moments at the Great Barrier Reef

Diving and Snorkelling

May–November • activity

Great Barrier Reef is more than famous for its diving experience. With the biggest reefs and most unique fish and animal, your dive here will be more than perfect!

Fishing

September–December • activity

One of the most exciting outdoor activity with hundreds of unusual species​ for fishing lovers from around the world

6 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Hatching Turtles

November–March • nature

The most unforgettable turtle experience up close and personal

Dugong

December–February  • nature

Most extravagant residents of Austalia's offshore waters that can be spotted all along the Great Barrier Reef

Windsurfing

May–September • activity

Try windserfing experience off the most majestic coastline of the continent

Stinger Season

November–May • nature

Don't let jellyfish spoil your beach holidays and get a special stinger suit for them not to get you!

Minke Whale

June–August • nature

Your most precious experience watching dwarf minke whales on their way to the Pole

Breeding and Nesting Sea Birds

January • nature

Great Barrier Reef is great for underwater activities, but what happens above might be so much more exciting during summer!