See the Great Barrier Reef around the clock

The Passions of Paradise webcam streams live footage of the Great Barrier Reef from 9am to 5pm. After hours, a highlight reel of still images taken throughout the Passions of Paradise day trip to Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef can be seen.

Vision on a typical day includes:

9-10am Passions of Paradise heading out to the Great Barrier Reef.

10am-1pm Michaelmas Cay.

1-2.30pm Snorkellers exploring Paradise Reef.

2.30-5pm Passions of Paradise sailing back to Cairns.

Whales are often spotted between July and October with Passions of Paradise passengers enjoying spectacular sightings of humpbacks breeching and the action being captured live on the webcam. You can also check out some of the amazing weather passengers enjoy out on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Passions of Paradise high definition camera uses Telstra’s 3G Network and a wireless router to stream the video back to a server hosted by It is something the company has been planning for years, but the technology was not readily available until 2010 when Passions launched the Great Barrier Reef’s first webcam. The project was made possible through a Tourism Tropical North Queensland initiative to have live webcams showcasing Tropical North Queensland on its website.