There are several ways to get from point A to point B while staying on the Great Barrier Reef, and these include public transportation, hotel transportation and walking.

If you’re going to be doing a lot of scuba diving or snorkeling and will be taking a boat form the pier out on the water, ask if your hotel offers a shuttle. Many will ferry you to the pier and back again once you are done. This is usually free, but be sure to ask first.

You can take advantage of Sydney’s public transportation system, which offers service in the Great Barrier Reef as well. Be aware that many stops are not within an easy walk of your hotel, so you can rely on that hotel shuttle, or plan for a walk that could be as much as a mile (which might seem a very long distance if you were in the water all day).

Depending on which island you’re visiting, you can walk where you need to go. Some areas are more walkable than others but walking is certainly an excellent option for those interested in reducing air pollution.