Great Barrier Reef
One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and World Heritage-listed, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on the planet. Beginning just north of Bundaberg and extending to Cape York, the Reef is made up of 2,900 coral reefs, more than 900 islands and 300 coral cays. In total it is an astonishing 2,300km long. It is so big it can be seen from space. The well preserved ecosystem of the Reef is home to some of the oceans most fascinating marine life, including more than 20 species considered vulnerable or endangered. The Great Barrier Reef offers an, with sights that will enliven your senses and inspire your soul.
- Conservation factsheet (PDF - 811 KB)
- Destination factsheet (PDF - 756 KB)
- Suggested itinerary (PDF - 749 KB)
- Wildlife and natural events calendar (PDF - 549 KB)
Visit the Tourism Australia website to find out more on the Great Barrier Reef.