Favorite thing: View the Great Barrier Reef from the air!
Most common types of reefs are:
1) Ribbon Reefs (occur in northern part)
2) Fridging Reefs (along mainland coast)
3) Patch Reefs
Favorite thing: The beaches at Palm Cove are superb and not too crowded as you can see. Also although there is virtuall nothing apart from a few hotels,shops and restaurants it doesn't intrude on the beach at all.