By: Taylor Harmon

Florida Reef

Location: The Great Barrier Reef is a mosaic of 2,900 individual reefs off the coast of Queensland in northeast Australia.

Length: stretches more than 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers)

Interesting Facts:

  • The Great Barrier reef is the largest reef in the world
  • The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the entire country of Italy put together
  • Astronauts can see the Great Barrier Reef from the moon
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the size of about 70 million football fields!

Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, kayak and windsurf. Tours like Great Barrier Reef Day Trips, Island Day Trips, Great Barrier Reefs Cruises, Overnight Dive Tours, and Scenic Flights.

Vacation: Framed by the clear blue waters of the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef Islands are the perfect destination. On an island, you can truly experience a natural wonder of the world in a tropical, opulent and stunning setting. The Great Barrier Reef Islands are dotted along vast stretch of reef and are there to complement every ideal Great Barrier Reef experience: ecological, luxurious, natural or secluded. Dive or snorkel to spectacular reef just of the islands, stroll through tropical gardens and national parks or take a boat to a private beach for a champagne picnic.

Accommodations: One and Only Hayman Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island Beach Club, and Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel.

Passport Requirements: need passport to enter Australia