Great Barrier Reef. most southern tip worth visiting

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Hello travelers. Planning on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and looking for advice and destinations to the most southern part worth a visit.
Time is my biggest concern, as we are from vic.
Also the best time of the year to enjoy all the local sites

Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:56

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:56
Are you wanting to do day trips to the islands or stay in accommodation on the Islands.

There are a few you can stay in resorts. Lady Elliott, Heron and Great Keppel.

Day trips can be done to most of them. Great Keppel can be reached from the Yeppoon/Emu park area. Elliott and Lady Musgrave can be reached on day cruises from Seventeen Seventy.
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Reply By: snow - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:55

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 11:55
Bagara (sp) and 1770 areas are worth the look in my opinion but if time and distance is a factor I wouldn't bother with Yeppoon or Great Keppel.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 13:49

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 13:49
Justouring,

Went to Great Keppel about 8-10 years ago. Good trip, had dolphins around the boat on way over to the island, a good spot, but the resort seemed a bit "tired" when we were there. Think there's new owners there now?

After being at Lord Howe Island a couple of times, where the coral is so bright and vibrant that you nearly need sunglasses to view it, GK was a disappointment. Much of the coral , close to shore, was bleached and looked like it was dead. Don't know if it has recovered since.

Know a few blokes that go out to the Reef from Bundaberg & Gladstone just for the fishing. Don't know of any charters from that area, maybe check Yellow Pages?

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