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Pocket Guide: Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Wangetti's Great Barrier Reef is in a location known for being tropical, family-friendly, and luxurious. You'll find many palatable picks for dining and drinking here. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the beaches, gardens, and jungle. Choose a nearby hotel, and get to Great Barrier Reef with ease. Then, venture out into the greater Wangetti area for more sightseeing.

More to see near Great Barrier Reef

While in Wangetti visiting Great Barrier Reef, you can also explore other activities and attractions in the region. Popular things to do in the area include swimming and being pampered at a spa.

Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach, and Four Mile Beach Park. Great Barrier Reef, Cattana Wetlands, or Anzac Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Clifton Village Shopping Centre, Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets, and Half Moon Bay Golf Course are other spots for some local fun.

For cultural attractions, head to Court House Museum, Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, and Royal Flying Doctor. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Barron Falls Lookout, Tjapukai Cultural Park, and St Mary's by the Sea Chapel.

Bring the family to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cairns Tropical Zoo, and Kuranda Koala Gardens. A couple of the most popular attractions in the area are Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. You can also visit Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and Australian Venom Zoo.

Getting to Great Barrier Reef

Arrive at the Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) airport, and then travel 18.8 miles (30.3 km) to Wangetti to see Great Barrier Reef. The local port is another option if arriving by water.