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Introducing The Great Barrier Reef!

One of Australia's main attractions, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef. The reef contains a large variety of marine life and is made up of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful beaches.

The Great Barrier Reef

Its covers over 133,000 square miles of sea floor with over 2,900 individual reefs. Stretching 1,600 miles off the coast of Queenland, Australia it is no wonder it brings in thousands of tourists each year! If you are wondering how far this reef can be seen, try space level. It is the world's single biggest structure made of living creatures.

Some thing to know :)

Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are also colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients.

Preservation is the act of preserving a structure in its original form.

Conservation is the act of trying to prevent anymore damage or change from being made to the structure.

Restoration is the act of trying to repair or restore something to its former form.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Set Sail!

You can set sail from Port Douglas for Low Isles, which is a secluded piece of beauty. Or you could charter a boat from Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach and coast through the turquoise water of the Whitsundays. Anchor overnight at picturesque moorings such as Whitehaven Beach, Cid Harbour and Butterfly Bay and visit the reefs of Black, Langford and Bird Island along the way. Stop for resort relaxation on Daydream, Hamilton or Long Islands. You can also take a bareboat from Cairns or Airlie Beach to the outer Greater Barrier Reef. Learn to sail with fully qualified staff or take on a skipper until you feel confident enough to take the wheel. You can also charter vessels from Maxi Racers to catamarans, complete with a trained crew. Or meet new people on a fully crewed overnight charter.

Hotels and Accomodations!

When looking for a place to stay you can find everything from five-star resorts to the peaceful outdoor feelings of camping in tents in natural settings. There’s Green and Fitzroy islands near Cairns, and Dunk, Bedarra, Hinchinbrook and Orpheus islands further south if you are thinking of great locations to explore. Head to Hayman, Heron and Lizard Islands if you are looking for superior resorts and diving.