If you’re happy for some more air time, hop on a flight to Lady Elliot Island on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel with turtles, manta rays, dolphins and reef fish while checking out the mix of hard and soft corals.

Between July and November, experience amazing up-close interactions with humpback whales. During this time, sightings are just about guaranteed on the Fraser Coast, where whales stop to rest and play for an average of 10 days on their annual migration.