I've just been given the job of researching a holiday for 10 women to enjoy the reef. We would be flying and most are on a pretty tight budget. I was thinking a house through Stayz or similar would be the go but....where? This is to tick the Reef off my bestfriends bucket list for her 60th. So we want snorkelling and access to a day boat trip. Is Cairns best since we won't be driving? Time of year is negotiable too. We're assuming early Spring might be best?
Thanks, not being lazy just really unsure where to start and want some pointers.