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Great Barrier Reef named as world wonder

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24 February 2010

Cruise holidays to Australia may climb in popularity now, as the country's Great Barrier Reef has just been named as one of the eight natural wonders of the world.

Spanning more than 2,600 km, it is the largest reef system on earth and was given the number one spot in a rundown by Tips from the T-List.

Having been designated a World Heritage Site in 1981, the reef supports a huge range of marine life and, in part, is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, meaning that tourism and over-fishing are monitored.

Tips from the T-List recommended that those looking to head off on holidays to the area consider doing so between November and May.

This is when "summer temperatures are pleasant and Queensland's vibrant aquatic life is at its most active," the website continued.

It may also now be easier to travel across Australia, with new flights having been recently introduced by QuantasLink, connecting Adelaide and Port Lincoln.

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