Awesome Whitsundays
2 Day / 1 Night Reefsleep (Backpacker Rate)


Imagine visiting one of the wonders of the world, diving into the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef and discovering the colourful world underwater. Then spend the night on the floating pontoon under a canopy of stars! It’s an experience unlike anything else, and you can do it with Awesome Whitsundays!


Starts: Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Ends: Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

Want to try it all?

Well, you’ll tick a big one off your list with a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. And we bet a night sleeping under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore is not something that all your friends back home have done! But you can do it, and experience a magical world that seems so far from reality, with Awesome Whitsundays.

Day one:

Cruise out from Airlie Beach, through the Whitsunday Islands and on to our pontoon at the outer Great Barrier Reef. There, the day is yours to dive in to the colourful world that awaits. See tropical fish of every shape and size and an impressive display of hard and soft coral. Snorkelling gear is included and diving is also available, both certified and intro, at an additional cost. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to dig into delicious morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch!


The day cruise passengers cruise off at 3pm, back to Airlie Beach. That leaves you, a small handful of others, and nothing but sun, sea and sky! Enjoy the sunset from the upper deck – make sure you have that camera handy! As the sky darkens, life at the reef changes, but does not go to sleep! Night diving? Simply a must! A night dive* is on the cards (optional extra) for those who want to discover the most unforgettable experience. Night dives must be booked 3 days in advance and cost $150 per person.

A night under the stars:

Yeah sure, you can view the stars any night, right? Wrong! You haven’t really seen the stars until you’ve been so far from city lights. Our pontoon at the reef is blanketed with stars. It’s a sight you’ve just got to see. We only take up to 9 overnight guests, and you can bunk down on deck alongside them in a ‘swag’ (an Australian sleeping roll, a bit like a giant sleeping bag-tent, with a mesh cover, so that you can see the stars. Each swag sleeps one or two people and has a mattress, base and sleeping sheet, sleeping bag and pillow. Snug!). If you prefer more traditional accommodation, we also have a double room on the pontoon.

Day two:

You’ll wake bright and early, which is lucky because there is a whole reef to be explored! After a hearty breakfast, dive back in for a snorkel or a swim while the reef is all yours. Mid morning, day cruise guests will arrive. You’ll spend the day in paradise: exploring the reef and eating morning and afternoon tea and a tasty lunch! Come 3pm, it’s time to depart for Airlie Beach, back home with memories of thousands of fish and millions of stars.

NOTE: Days one and two are part of ‘Great Barrier Reef Adventures’. Mid afternoon on day one, through to mid morning on day two, is ‘Reef Sleep’ time, when it’s just you, some staff and up to 9 overnight guests at the reef.

*Night dives must be booked at least 3 days in advance.


  • Two days and one night at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Overnight swag accommodation at Reefworld
  • Large, luxury vessel transfers to the pontoon
  • Meals: two morning and afternoon teas, two buffet lunches, a superb BBQ dinner (drinks not included) and tasty breakfast
  • All standard activities and inclusions that you get with a Great Barrier Reef Adventure
  • Optional extras: diving, heli fights, massage
  • All the stars you can see!
  • A colourful underwater world to explore


2 Day(s)


Airlie Beach