The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and richest source of marine life as well as the only living thing visible from space. The islands and reefs of this breathtaking natural wonder lie within easy distance of the Queensland Coast and never cease to amaze visitors with their vibrant colours and abundance of marine life. Snorkellers and scuba divers will revel in the warm turquoise waters – home to hundreds of species of colourful coral and fish, rare sea turtles and manta rays, as well as reef sharks and dolphins.
With 900 islands, many of which are completely uninhabited, it's not difficult to find a slice of paradise. Relax on your very own private atoll, fringed with palm trees and multi-coloured coral gardens as you're served freshly caught seafood on the beach. Alternatively, take to the waters on a boat cruise to watch the sun set over the azure sea and its white sandy beaches. Whatever you do, be sure not to miss out on the abundance of marine-life be it through a glass-bottomed boat or up close at a secluded dive spot.