Once-in-a-Lifetime Great Barrier Reef Sleep Overwater Stay with All-Inclusive Dining & Drinks
Watch the sun melt into the glittering Coral Sea and marvel at the galaxy of stars twinkling above on this intimate (max. 28 travellers overnight), once-in-a-lifetime overwater experience in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Sleep under the stars on the exclusive Reefworld pontoon at Hardy Reef, be spoiled with all-inclusive drinks and dining throughout, enjoy a convenient scenic roundtrip Whitsundays cruise to the pontoon via Hamilton Island and Daydream Island, and experience exclusive access to the reef at sunset after the day-trippers return to shore.
This unmissable two-day, one-night Reefsleep — Cruise Whitsundays experience includes an overnight stay in a Reefbed on the top deck, where you can marvel at the starry sky and let the gentle waves lull you to sleep. Travel solo or share the moment with someone special by purchasing a two-person shared bed package.
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Exclusive Reefworld — Sleep in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef with Reefsleep
There are few better places to stargaze than onboard Reefworld — and from this spectacular floating pontoon, you’ll have a front-row seat to the Coral Sea sunset and the watery wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.
Moored at Hardy Reef, 39 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld feels like it’s perched on the glittering edge of the world. The Whitsunday Islands are mere dots in the distance, and when the day-trippers return to shore, it becomes a secluded oasis, with max. 28 travellers staying onboard overnight.
The Ultimate Reefsleep Experience — A Whitsundays cruise, stargazing and snorkelling the reef
Breathtaking marine life and kaleidoscopic coral reef, stargazing and snorkelling through the translucent waters of one of Australia’s most natural gifts; this overnight escape affords the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.
Your stay begins with an unforgettable cruise through the majestic Whitsundays — keep an eye out for migrating humpback whales between July and September — en route to Hardy Reef. Out in the crystal-clear reef, you can swim and snorkel through this underwater paradise, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime semi-submarine experience and descend into the underwater observatory.
After the day-trippers return to shore, drink in the mesmerising sunset views with a welcome cocktail, share dinner with your intimate group of passengers and enjoy uninterrupted vistas of the star-swept skies from your Reefbed on the pontoon’s top level — it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars here.
Dawn on the reef is peaceful and unhurried, with time to enjoy a snorkel before breakfast or return to the underwater observatory to watch the reef come to life. After lunch, your Cruise Whitsundays vessel returns you to the mainland.
Our insider travel guides include handpicked places to eat and drink, the best activities in the area, and special experiences to make your trip memorable.
Your Handpicked Inclusions — All-inclusive drinks and dining with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Savour a true taste of the tropics with all-inclusive dining and drinks, including beer and wine, throughout this bucket list-worthy escape. Over two days and one night, you’ll be treated to a welcome sunset cocktail handcrafted by the onboard bartender (beer, wine and soft drinks also available), two morning and afternoon teas featuring the likes of Australian oysters and Whitsundays wild prawns for that post-snorkel pick-me-up, two lunches and one dinner.
Breakfast and dinner are decadent affairs, served alfresco on the deck overlooking the otherworldly beauty of the Coral Sea. Cruise Whitsundays — Journey Beyond will reach out in the week prior to the cruise to enquire about your beer and wine preferences and dietary requirements (subject to availability).
Dinner will feature several courses, which could include citrus-cured king salmon, Moreton Bay bug and mini pork tacos, alongside Hervey Bay scallops or mini vegan burgers. The menu changes according to seasonality and availability. One thing is for sure; every dining experience will set your tastebuds alight.
The Environmental Management Charge is included in your package and you’ll also receive a souvenir pack with a drink bottle and toy turtle per person.
Valid for travel until 31 March 2022 (bookings must be made before 31 January 2022).
Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.
Package Inclusions: Inclusions are correct at the time of purchase. Refer to your booking confirmation for details.
Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on ‘Check Availability’ and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.
Buy Now, Choose Dates Later: If you want to secure this offer and don’t know when you want to travel please select ‘Buy Now, Choose Dates Later’. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates — within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select ‘My Escapes’ under the ‘My Account’ tab and follow the prompts.
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Feel Like Changing Your Dates? No Worries… If your booking is with a property located in Australia or New Zealand you can make unlimited changes to the date of your hotel booking, as long as it’s at least 21 days before your original check-in date. If the property is located in any other country you may make unlimited date changes up to 1 day before check-in. This is provided you choose dates that are of an equal value and are available. Any change to booking dates is subject to availability and must be made online in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. Please note unlimited changes are not applicable for flights.
Transfer departure times are as follows:
- PORT OF AIRLIE: Departure 8am / Return 6.25pm
- DAYDREAM ISLAND: Departure 7.50am / Return 5.50pm
- HAMILTON ISLAND: Departure 9am / Return 5pm
- Please visit the Reefsleep webpage for the most up-to-date departure and return times. Please note: return times refer to the time the vessel arrives back at the mainland/island. Port of Airlie coach transfers are available for a surcharge per person.
- Upon receiving your booking, Journey Beyond will reach out to confirm your pickup location (Port of Airlie, Daydream Island or Hamilton Island).
- All guests must be aged eight years or over.
- Environmental Management Charge: The Environmental Management Charge is included in your package and does not need to be paid directly to Cruise Whitsundays.
- Optional experiences are not included and are payable directly to Cruise Whitsundays Journey Beyond.
- Journey Beyond will reach out in the week prior to the cruise to enquire about your beer and wine preferences and dietary requirements (subject to availability).
- Menus are subject to change without notice.
The property, facilities and dining are subject to government regulations and restrictions. Please check the property website for the most up-to-date information as some of the services may be impacted.
Luxury Escapes reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website’s terms and conditions.
- Underwater observatory
- Two decks
- Snorkelling equipment
- Optional tours and experiences
Surcharges may apply to select facilities and services