Great Barrier Reef

Our World Heritage Site since 1981.

Short description...

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

The world heritage list!

This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. CNN labeled it one of the seven natural wonders of the earth. The Queensland National Trust named it a state icon of Queensland.