Hardy Reef, Queensland, Australia

At A Glance

Experience a beautiful and surreal underwater world at Hardy Reef Reefworld, Australia’s first underwater accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef. Moored offshore at Hardy Reed, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, this unique hotel showcases the very best of this World Heritage-listed nature reserve. Swim, snorkel and dive in the azure waters among colourful coral and fish. Watch the sunset over the reef with a drink in hand. Enjoy a delicious starlit dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck. And, experience a magical night you will never forget in your private Reefsleep or Reefsuite, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking one of Australia’s best views.


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Room Style: Underwater Suites

Check In: Departing Port of Airlie 8:00am Departing Hamilton Island 9:00am Departing Daydream Island 8:15am

Check Out: Returning the next day to Port of Airlie 6:10pm Returning the next day to Hamilton Island 5:00pm Returning the next day to Daydream Island 5:35pm

Closest Airports: Great Barrier Reef (Hamilton Island) Airport

Nearby Landmarks: Great Barrier Reef


Reefworld is located on Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach.

The easiest way to access Reefworld is from Hamilton Island via the Great Barrier Reef (Hamilton Island) Airport (HTI). This airport is serviced year-round by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas and QantasLink out of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.


Reefsuites: Australia's First Underwater Accommodation

spend a magical night in Australia’s first underwater accommodation and have a front row seat to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Reefsuite features premium bedding, glass-walled ensuite and floor-to-ceiling windows to guarantee an intimate experience that will stay with you forever.


Reefsleep: Sleep Under The Stars

Slip into your cosy Reefbed located on the pontoon’s top level – it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars.


Delicious Modern Australian Cuisine

Indulge in delicious modern Australian cuisine, with all meals – two morning and afternoon teas, two lunches, dinner and breakfast – included as part of your package. Dinner is a particular special event, served family style at a long table on the pontoon rooftop under the stars. All beverages including beer and wine are included (cocktails and spirits at an additional cost).


The Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Experience

Your all-inclusive package begins with a cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands. Out on the reef, go swimming and snorkeling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory – followed by a generous buffet lunch. Optional upgrades include guided snorkel safaris, scuba diving and heli-scenic flights. Once the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and reef are exclusively yours until morning.


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