To help you choose where to go, we have divided the east coast into four main (diving) areas. From North to South, these regions are
- Cairns & The Northeast: diving mecca and main base for the famous Northern Region of the Great Barrier Reef and the isolated reefs of the immense Coral Sea
- Bundaberg & surrounding: Southern Region of the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning Islands Lady Elliot Island, Heron Island and Fraser Island.
- Airlie Beach area: gateway to the 74 paradise-like islands of the Whitsundays, the central Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s greatest shipwreck, the SS Yongala.
- Brisbane & South: Moreton Island and Flinders Reef: the reef with the highest number of coral species in Queensland.
The more north you’ll go, the more tropical the weather will be. See also the” When to Go” section.