Franklin Islands and the Great Barrier Reef


The Franklin Island are located near the Great Barrier Reef, 45 km Southeast of Cairns. The five islands that make up the Franklin Islands are High Island, Normanby Island, Mabel Island, Round Island and Russell Island. The Franklin Island Reef Cruises gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the untouched exotic lands.

River Cruise – Enjoy a 30 minute river cruise that provides amazing views of sugarcane farms, dense jungles and lush mountains.

The Great Barrier Reef – Enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef surrounding the Franklin Islands. The reefs here are alive, lush and teaming with aquatic life.

The Franklin Islands – Explore the islands by yourself or with a group guided by a professional biologist. You are bound to enjoy the short hike and learn much on the Island’s unique ecosystem.

Semi-Submarine – Enjoy viewing the teaming marine life of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet. The Semi-Submarine allows you to see the marvelous life beneath the water surface without getting wet.

Cruise Ship – The cruise ship takes you from the river, across the open water and to the Franklin Island in the lap of luxury.

Combined with the opportunity to get on the nearby Franklin Island Reef Cruises, Misty Mountains Retreat is truly a romantic getaway for two romantics on a honeymoon. Nothing is more romantic than cruising down the river into the Great Barrier Reef.

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