Proudly bought to you by Cruise Whitsundays, The Great Barrier Reef Festival takes pride in inclusively connecting the reef to the shore and celebrates the coastal region of the Whitsundays at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. There truly is something for everyone from our Friday Night Fireworks with Foreshore Cocktail Party and Live Music to the Saturday Street Party including the Revvin the Reef Car Show, free Family Fun Day, Great Barrier Reef Experiences and much more!
Our Immerse Marine Art Installation created using recycled products brings a colourful reef attraction to the Airlie Beach foreshore. With the The Master Reef Guide Discovery experiences, including interactive workshops and guided tours to the outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands there’s a whole lot of ‘reef’ theme going on!
Join us for Airlie Beach’s favourite family festival and BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT!
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