michaelmas cay



The Great Barrier Reef is calling you



Did you hear that? It's time to make your move. Snorkel and/or dive on one of the world's most important natural assets. 


It is the largest natural feature on earth stretching more than 2,300km along the northeast coast of Australia from the northern tip of Queensland to just north of Bundaberg.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) is a series of over 2900 individual reefs, stretching from the tip of Cape York in the north to Lady Elliott Island in the south. Covering over 348 000 km^2, it comprises fringing and barrier reefs, continental islands, coral cays and 70 different bio-regions, making it the most ecologically diverse system in the world.

Although coral reefs have been around for over 500 million years, the GBR is relatively young at 500 000 years, and this most modern form is only 8000 years old, having developed after the last ice age. The GBR supports over 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, 4000 species of mollusc and many more.



No one does Australia better than Downunder Travel.


Package Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation in Sydney
  • 7 nights accommodation Cairns
  • all airport to/from hotel transfers
  • Excursion to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Australian Entry Visa
  • International Airfare from Toronto or Ottawa via Air New Zealand
  • All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges


Set sail aboard the 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran for a day to remember with a wide range of activities to fully experience Michaelmas Cays unique reef environment. Be active and enjoy all the included activities - snorkel and cruise in the semi-submersible for a divers view of the reef! Or if you prefer, just relax and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. The choice is yours.     


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$2,929 per person $3,718 per person $4,168 per person
*Prices shown are per person, based on double occupancy
*Subject to availability.
*If your city is not listed, please contact one of our Destination Specialists for pricing




Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for departures as outlined in the chart above. All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking. Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon. All passengers traveling to Australia must have an Australian travel Visa. Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport. Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for. Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable. We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses. We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.