Explore the Great Barrier Reed from your very own secret paradise, the Frankland Islands, close to Cairns, number #93 on Australian Traveller’s ‘100 amazing places you haven’t been to yet‘. Nominated by: Bob East, CEO of Mantra Group.

The five Frankland Islands (Normanby, Russell, High, Round and Mabel), south-east of Cairns, offer adventure seekers “the chance to camp and explore the reef from your very own tropical paradise,” says Bob East.

Only 20 people are allowed to camp here at any time – “it’s a truly unique experience,” he says. “I recommend this trip with a group of friends, taken in the cooler months, when the temperature will still be higher than 28 degrees!”


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