The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and consists of an incredible eco-system is 2,300km long, that can be seen from space, there are thousands of reefs with 600 types of hard and soft corals.
The Great Barrier reef is a breeding place for humpback whales that migrate from the Antarctic and is also home to a few endangered animals like the Dugong and large Green Sea Turtles.
The Great Barrier Reef was declared a world heritage site in 1981.
WHERE TO STAY
If you prefer relaxing isolation perhaps a remote place like Haggerstone island would be a great choice, or perhaps you would prefer something a little less isolated like Hamilton Island. With so many wonderful resorts and hotels to choose from along the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, a new experience is always out there.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO
The Great Barrier Reed is magnificent all year round, however, a bad time to go would be during the months of November to May, it is during this time that the stingers are likely to be around making snorkeling a little less enjoyable.