For all the intricate marine life you witness during the day on the Great Barrier Reef, you can’t forget that there are just as many little critters sleeping the day away.

For all the intricate marine life you witness during the day on the Great Barrier Reef, you can’t forget that there are just as many little critters sleeping the day away. And an utterly fabulous way to see these nocturnal creatures is by staying the night, sleeping on a purpose-built pontoon in situ.

Eco-certified company Fantasea run the giant Reefworld floating pontoon, from which you can view this incomparable perspective of nightlife from a large, seated, underwater chamber or from the tailor-made viewing deck up top. Lodgings are in king or bunk rooms and packages come with scuba dives, guided snorkelling tours with a reef interpreter, alfresco dinners including alcohol, breakfasts, buffet lunches and morning and afternoon teas.

And if that’s still not enough for you there’s always the added option of hiring a helicopter and taking a scenic flight over iconic Heart Reef – another geological oddity you can only find in Australia.

Where // Fantasea’s Reefworld pontoon is inside Hardy Reef around 2hrs by boat from Hamilton Island, Qld. (07) 4946 5111, www.fantasea.com.au

Did you know? // The world’s largest manmade living coral reef lagoon is on Daydream Island in the Whitsundays, with more than 50 types of coral and 80 species of fish in the 2650m2 outdoor aquarium.

 

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