Orion Reef, Queensland, Australia
Orion Reef is located approximately 50 kms east of Lockhart River, on the outer fringe of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. The reef only surfaces at low tide, submerging into the sea at high tide. Here visitors will find crystal clear waters and a dazzling array of tropical marine life and amazing coral formations.
Visitors are landed ashore by zodiacs onto a white sand spit. Orion Reef offers fantastic snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming . Tour operators can provide equipment.
Things to see and do
* Scuba diving
* Marine Life
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Cruises to Orion Reef depart from Cairns. Cairns Seaport is the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef and is located on Trinity Inlet. It is a picturesque port, with passenger terminals and marina facilities located virtually in the central business district.
Travel Links – The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city centre. Direct flights are available to and from Cairns from most eastern states. Several international carriers serve Cairns from various Asian cities and New Zealand. Long-distance trains operated by Queensland Rail's Traveltrain, run from Brisbane several times a week. Greyhound Australia buses pull into Trinity Wharf Centre on Wharf Street in the center of town. Buses travel from the south via all towns and cities on the Bruce Highway, and down north from Darwin and Alice Springs.
Buses, taxis and rental cars are available for getting around Cairns.