Great Barrier Reef

Natalie Ramirez

Facts:

  • The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system
  • The Great Barrier Reef is composed of over 2,900 individual reef
  • The Great Barrier Reef has over 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres
  • The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space
  • Tourism to the reef generates approximately AU$ 4-5 billion per year
  • Thirty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Six species of sea turtles come to the reef to breed
  • 215 species of birds (including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds) visit the reef or nest or roost on the islands
  • Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef
  • More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef
  • There are at least 330 species of ascidians on the reef system


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Things to do:

  • Green Island Day Trip
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tully River White Water Rafting
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Daintree Rainforest Habitat
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Ride
  • Ziplining
  • Tandem Sky Dive
  • Cairns Night Zoo Safari Dinner
  • Sunset Cruises


Queensland, Australia

Our World, Our Future, Our Reef

Accomodations:

  • Many hotels are located a short walk from the beach so it's easy to experience this great natural treasure. Accommodation is also available on some of the many beautifully romantic Great Barrier Reef Islands where eco tourism is a focus. Walk from the hotel room to the beach and the reef!
  • There are many great hotels and resorts located along the Queensland coastline and islands of the Great Barrier Reef, that are perfectly suited for a romantic getaway, weekend escape or family vacation.
  • The Great Barrier Reef region offers a wide choice of accommodation for all budgets ranging from elegantly sophisticated resorts and remote and secluded luxury lodges, through to family oriented island getaways.


Restrictions:

By 2020 the Great Barrier Reef could be taken off the tourism map due to the effects of climate change and too many visitors