The Great Barrier Reef

an experince of a lifetime

The Great Barrier reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a mosaic of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia. The sprawling reef can be seen from space and is not only the world's largest coral reef system but also the largest structure on Earth made by living organisms.

Things to do!

-go scuba diving

-snorkeling

-fishing

-sailing

-tan

- go to the surrounding beaches

Accommodations

You would have to stay in Australia, Greenland, or one of the islands and take a boat to get to the Barrier Reef

Pass Port Requirements

You have to have a passport, but there are no special requirements that you have to have on the passport

Health Issues

The only health issues you would have if you went to the Great Barrier Reef would be if you get stung by one of the animals in the water. Ex: stingrays, jellyfish, sea urchines

Restrictions on visting the reef

You must not take or possess protected fish species in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park unless you have a Marine Parks Permit

Not many restrictions now but....

World Heritage sites such as the Great Barrier Reef or Kathmandu, in Nepal, could be taken off the tourism map by 2020 due to the effects of climate change and too many visitors