Looking for everyone's input please!
My family including my mom, my god mother, and I are heading to Australia and New Zealand for 2 weeks. I plan to spend 3 days in Sydney and then hoping to spend 4 days in The Great Barrier Reef. I am looking for suggestions on where to go to. I have read about Cairns, Port Douglas, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach, Lady Elliot Island, and Heron Island, but have no idea what this all means in terms of which island being most suitable for my family and the time of the year. Although, at this moment, Whitsunday Islanads and Carins are highly appealing.
We are looking to head to the reef the second week of December. For my family, we are looking for a place where they are great places to stay. We would love to do some sailing out in the water, and some snorkeling. My mom and god mother are older; therefore not as interested in the adventure side. Something scenic, beautiful, and where the water is blue and crystal clear.
I understand that December - March is wet season, but what are my limitations? Will early December still be an okay time?
Please help :)