Great Barrier Reef
World's Largest Coral Reef
World Heritage Site
Great Barrier Reef runs parallel along the Queendsland coast and stretches over 3000Km. It is home to over 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of molluscs. It is also a habitat of endangered species of dugongs and large green sea turtles.
Great Barrier Reef was listed in the World Heritage List in 1981 and has achieved all four natural criterion.
The coral reef contains over 400 species of coral, 500 species of seaweed or marine algae and around 15 species of seagrass. The reef also contains some the most complex reef systems.
Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the largest populations of dugongs in the world, many whakes dolphins and porpoises also live in, or visit the waters.
On land lives over 200 species of birds. Other animals in the reef are sesaturtles, sea snakes, tropical fish, and molluscs.