I am planning a 4 week stay in Australia, late Dec into Jan 2015. We are in Sydney first for a wedding and will have nearly two weeks there. Our plans were then to fly to Cairns and do a short liveaboard ; my first question to any divers, are the Ribbon Reefs much more pristine to the Outer reefs?
We then planned to stay on some Islands making sure we hit the Whitsundays and see Whitehaven. We have 9 days from when we leave Cairns to flying back to the Uk, from wherever works best.
I did plan to spend it all in Queensland, but after reading about the weather I thought we might head a bit more South.
Any ideas for a 9 day itinerary inc Whitsunday (not Hamilton though, we like a bit more laid back. Friends had recommended but reading the descriptions I think another Island would be better)?
Sorry a bit long winded!