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Great Barrier Reef. Queensland


Great Barrier Reef - Queensland
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. 

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.

(all photo's courtesy of Tourism Queensland)

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Lizard Island
Small luxury resort with bungalows & camping. Gamefishing, snorkel, dive.
Green Island
Small resort. Coral cay covered in thick vegetation. Underwater observatory
Dunk Island
Resort with tropical reainforest, sailing, horseriding, clay shooting, birdlife
Bedarra Island
Off limits to day visits. Exclusive resort. Bushwalking, snorkel, fishing, sailing
Orpheus Island
Five star resort & camping. Watersports, fishing, birdwatching, tours
Fitzroy Island
Magificent Fauna & Flora. Cabins & Camping. Watersports bushwalking
Hinchinbrook Island
Tropical, waterfalls, beautiful beaches. Small resort. watersports, fishing
Magnetic Island
Budget to premium accommodation. Horse riding, watersports, parasailing
Long Island
3 resorts. Watersports, fishing, bushwalking and resort activities
Lindeman Island
Resort accommodation. Secluded beaches, golf course, watersports
Brampton Island
Wildlife Sanctuary. Resort accommodation. watersports, seaplane, tours
Hamilton Island
Major resort. large range of activities & facilities. Helicopter rides, watersports
Whitsunday Island
Uninhabited Island. Camping only. whitest sand in world. mangrove system
South Molle Island
Resort. Wildflowers, bushwalking, watersports, diving. Great views
Hook Island
Small resort with camping & cabins. Watersports, submarine, diving.
Hayman Island
Luxury Resort. scenic flights, watersports, kids club, whale watching, fishing.
Daydream Island
Luxury Resort. Volcanic rock island. watersports, forest, outdoor cinema, kids.
Heron Island
Resort accommodation. Turtle nesting, birdwatching, watersports, ecotours
North West Island
Great Bird & Turtle watching, second largest coral cay. Camping only
Great Keppel Island
Cabins, camping and lodge. Kids club. watersports, golf, parasailing.
Lady Musgrave Island
Camping only. Floating pontoon, sailing, birdwatching, submarine, turtles
Lady Elliot Island
Resort major dive sites, whale watching, watersports, turtles nesting
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Ningaloo Reef - Western Australia
Ningaloo Reef. Western Australia
Ningaloo Marine Park stretches from Bundegi Beach north of Exmouth to Amherst Point south of Coral Bay. Ningaloo Reef Marine Park protects the state’s largest reef, a stunning underwater landscape of over 500 fish species and 250 species of corals, manta rays, turtles and a variety of other marine creatures, located directly off the beach.  more
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Things to do in Great Barrier Reef
Birdwatching, diving, sailing, game fishing, fishing, wind surfing, bushwalking, turtle nesting, glass bottom boat rides, reef tours, snorkelling, relaxing, kids clubs, helicopter flights, scenic water plane rides, tennis, camping

Other places to visit in region
Cairns, port douglas, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Rockhampton, Gladstone

Best times of year to visit Great Barrier Reef
April - October

What's on in Great Barrier Reef
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More Great Barrier Reef Islands Information -
Tropical North Islands
Whitsunday Islands
Southern Reef Islands

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