Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef
A world heritage listed, natural inspiration.

Map of the Great Barrier ReefOne of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations.

Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef

A visitor to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

A Natural Wonder

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

Discover more about Australia’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef Cities And Towns

Photo: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef

Queensland is unique amongst the Australian states in that it has a number of genuine coastal capitals. This sense of individuality has made cities like Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Maryborough independent centres which do not rely on Brisbane.

Read more: Great Barrier Reef Towns.

Map of Great Barrier Reef

Where to Stay?

Photo: Hotels In Cairns

Cairns Hotels

Cairns is the perfect destination from which to explore the many wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. The unspoilt islands and beaches, spectacular wildlife and the pristine scenery of the surrounding tropical rainforests – all accessible from Cairns. Cairns has many great hotels and resorts to suit any budget. See more Hotels In Cairns.

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Airlie Beach + The Whitsundays

Photo: Peppers Coral Coast Resort

Peppers Resort, Airlie Beach

Looking out at the Whitsunday islands, Peppers Coral Coast Resort has been purpose-designed with wide verandas and incredible panoramic ocean views to enhance the tropical lifestyle North Queensland is envied for. Peppers Coral Coast Resort offers the most stylish and elegant accommodation in Airlie Beach with 102 luxuriously appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments and three two-storey houses.

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About 'greatbarrierreef.org'

greatbarrierreef.org is a 'Web Magazine' website that is dedicated to all things related to the Great Barrier Reef. We are passionate about Australia's great natural wonder, its vast marine life, its golden sun-kissed beaches, its warm turquiose waters and the unforgetable experiences that are waiting for all who visit. Our aim is to discuss the Great Barrier Reef, its history, its environment, its marine life and its spectacular destinations. We hope that this website will inspire all who visit, just as much as the Great Barrier reef has inspired us.

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