Explore the Great Barrier Reef

The most beautiful reef by Kelsey Craig

Location!

Location: Coral Sea near Australia

Sizing in at 1,553 miles (2,500 km) and being in the top ten largest reefs

Things to do..

Snorkeling, scubba diving, tours, fishing, tanning on the white sand beaches, cruising, and swimming in the beautiful clear waters. You can even get married on the beach!

Passport requirements

You must have a passport. Most day trips to the reef leave on boats from coastal centers like Cairns or Port Douglas. Most of the reef is dozens of miles offshore and must be reached by boat journeys of one to several hours.

Restrictions and health issues

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is widely recognised as one of the best managed marine protected areas in the world. Under an agreement with the Australian Government, Fisheries Queensland undertakes much of the fisheries management within the Marine Park. Under an agreement with the Australian Government, Fisheries Queensland undertakes much of the fisheries management within the Marine Park. As progress is made the governments will evaluate what else is needed beyond 2013 to ensure catchment run-off has no negative impact on the Great Barrier Reef by 2020 at the latest.