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Great Barrier Reef - QLD

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The Great Barrier Reef, extending over 2000 kilometres along the coast of Queensland, is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most prized and visited natural destination. 

This area is home to one of the most spectacular protected sanctuaries in the world. White sandy beaches, crystal clean and colourful waters, an abundance of marine and wildlife, and beautiful warm weather go hand in hand to provide a holiday to remember.

The Great Barrier Reef system consists of more than 3000 reefs which range in size from 1 hectare to over 10,000 hectares in area, and is the most extensive coral reef system in the world.  It is considered to be one of the world’s greatest destinations for diving, sailing and a large number of other outdoor activities, including fishing, swimming, kayaking and windsurfing.

This beautiful marine environment features tropical islands, breathtaking aquamarine waters, rare and brilliantly coloured corals, fish and sea going mammals, including dugong and green turtles, varieties of dolphins and whales and more than 200 species of birds.

Photos courtesy - Tourism QLD

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