Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs. It is in fact the world's largest coral reef system and one of Queensland’s most popular tourist attractions. It is situated in the Coral Sea with Cairns and the Whitsunday's being the two most popular access points.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to a wide variety of marine wildlife and colourful corals. It is a snorkellers and divers heaven! The reef is so spectacular and there are so many different ways to see the reef such as day cruises, semi-submersible tours, underwater observatories and helicopter flights. The Outer Reef is closest to Cairns and is a popular destination for snorkelling and diving with its stunning coral and clear waters. The Knuckle Reef Lagoon is a popular destination for those who are visiting the Whitsunday's. It is considered as one of the most spectacular sights of the Great Barrier Reef.

Cruises and tours of the Great Barrier Reef are available daily and if you are in the area why not explore this natural wonder for yourself.

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Posted By mick on Wednesday 8th August 2012 @ 16:03:02

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