Day­dream Is­land

Five rea­sons this is one of Aus­tralia’s top snorkelling spots

Let's Travel - - Queensland -

If snorkelling with the marine life of the Great Bar­rier Reef is on your bucket list, you may want to book a trip to Day­dream Is­land im­me­di­ately. Lo­cated in the Whit­sun­days, Day­dream Is­land is one of the most nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful is­lands in Aus­tralia with white coral beaches and turquoise seas. The is­land is also a snorkeller’s par­adise.

John Gaskell, Man­ager of Day­dream Is­land’s Liv­ing Reef at­trac­tion, and res­i­dent marine bi­ol­o­gist, said the wa­ters sur­round­ing the is­land were teem­ing with fish and coral. “The di­ver­sity of fish and corals found around Day­dream Is­land is com­pa­ra­ble to even the most dense parts of the Great Bar­rier Reef,” he said. The coral reefs, par­tic­u­larly those around pop­u­lar Lovers Cove, al­low peo­ple to snorkel in a safe en­vi­ron­ment that boast many of the re­gion’s marine won­ders. Here are five great rea­sons you should snorkel at Day­dream Is­land:



Easy Ac­cess:

The is­land is easily ac­ces­si­ble to trav­ellers and is only a 30-minute ferry trip from the Great Bar­rier Reef Air­port on Hamil­ton Is­land (which has di­rect flights daily to Syd­ney, Mel­bourne, Bris­bane and Cairns). Trav­ellers can also fly to the Whit­sun­day Coast Air­port in Proser­pine on the main­land. From the air­port, there is a 30-minute trans­fer to the Abel Point Ma­rina in Air­lie Beach, where a con­nect­ing ferry trans­fers guests to Day­dream in 30 min­utes. Once you get to the is­land, you can im­me­di­ately go snorkelling off one of the is­land’s most pop­u­lar lo­ca­tions, Lovers Cove.

You can see Nemo’s Cousin:

Ever since the Dis­ney movie, Find­ing Nemo, chil­dren and adults alike have been fas­ci­nated by the strik­ing or­ange Clown­fish or ‘Nemo’. At Day­dream Is­land, snorkellers can see Nemo’s cousin, the gor­geous Red-And-Black Anemone­fish.

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