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As mentioned, at high tide it's possible to snorkel right off the beach on the east side. Probably the highlight of the trip for me were the numerous 'friendly turtles' in the lagoon -- guests are permitted to scratch them to clean the algae off their shells. Not all are keen on close contact; some will swim away (and shouldn't be chased), whilst others, like this one here, seem to actually approach snorkelers expecting the turtle version of a manicure. There's something very powerful about…

It's an entirely different world on this Great Barrier Reef island [gallery] - Queensland Blog

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On approach and departure, the pilot will circle a couple of times in each direction, so irrespective of which side of the aircraft you sit on, you'll be able to get a picture without someone’s head or seatback in the way.

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43 Southern Great Barrier Reef photos that will blow your mind - Queensland Blog

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43 Southern Great Barrier Reef photos that will blow your mind - Queensland Blog

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43 Southern Great Barrier Reef photos that will blow your mind - Queensland Blog

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