Overview Great Barrier Reef

Visiting Great Barrier Reef

The world's largest collection of coral is one of many wonders visitors will discover in the colorful underwater canopy of the Great Barrier Reef. Spanning nearly 1,200 miles of Australia’s northeastern coast, the reef is rich with fauna—1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusks. It's also home to the endangered sea cow and loggerhead turtle, acts as a breeding ground for humpback whales, and contains over 30 notable shipwrecks.... Read More The world's largest collection of coral is one of many wonders visitors will discover in the colorful underwater canopy of the Great Barrier Reef. Spanning nearly 1,200 miles of Australia’s northeastern coast, the reef is rich with fauna—1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusks. It's also home to the endangered sea cow and loggerhead turtle, acts as a breeding ground for humpback whales, and contains over 30 notable shipwrecks.    Close

Stories and Tips Great Barrier Reef

Cruise the Great Barrier Reef

Written by rxshine on 18 Jul, 2003

Day 1 -- The airport shuttle to the Reef International hotel was only $5 AUS each. The hotel was good, just across the road from the Coral Sea, but quite a good walk to the wharf from which we were to board our boat the…Read More


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Not the only place to dive....

Written by kiminhalifax on 29 Oct, 2001

Despite what marketing programs may try to make you believe, the Great Barrier Reef is not the only place to dive in Australia. We were amazed by the GBR, but loved Sydney as well. Another diving day – one that we have been looking forward to for…Read More


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