Yesterday was awesome - our little snorkelling cruise around the great barrier reef turned into a little diving trip! It was probably the best free/included deal we've found all trip.
The boat was really nice - a massive catamaran converted into a cruise ship. After a rough little sail out to the reef (it was quite choppy), we found ourselves at a small sand dune insland in the middle of beautiful blue sea. It was quite picturesque! The diving was incredible - a bit weird at first with the breathing but it was pretty awesome. A great introduction, and it definitely makes me want to do a course in Fiji.
The snorkelling was also pretty incredible - saw a variety of weird and fabulous fish. No sharks though :(
Today was our last day in Australia as we are flying to New Zealand tomorrow. Yesterday as we were sailing back to Cairns, sipping champagne (definitely ended up on the best boat!), it was rather difficult to think that we'll be off to the winter-time soon!