The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Australia’s most amazing natural gifts. It is the world’s largest coral reef surrounded by a breathtaking natural beauty.
Reef is full of marine life which comprises of more than 3000 reef systems individually and coral cays. Apart from it there are several picturesque tropical islands which have the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Interesting facts about the Reef:
It is one of the 7 wonders of the natural world. It is larger than the Great Wall of China. It is so big that it is clearly seen from the upper space. It is the only living organisms visible from the Earth’s orbit.
In the year 1981, it was declared as a World Heritage area and added in the list of National Heritage in the year 2007.
Over 2 million people visit the Great Barrier Reef every year. It is one of the most popular tourists’ destinations in Australia.
The first coral reefs in the world occur about 500 million years ago. If comparing, the Great Barrier Reef is very young, it is just 500,000 years old.
Things to do:
Sailing and boating: Sailing in the boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the place. There are many types of boats that you can hire like yacht charters, luxury motor boats, etc. Watching the sun set over the water on the Hamilton Island is just beautiful.
Adventure sports: There are lots and lots of adventure sports that you can do here. You can explore the Hamilton Island on the famous golf buggy. It is easy to drive and great for exploring the island. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Hamilton Island in a quad bike tours. It is available for kids as well as adults. Go karts are also available.
Relaxing: Good place to relax. After you are tired from sailing, walking, snorkeling, diving, take your time out recharge your body by relaxing on the island. You can check out various spa treatments available, and can take a sun bath on the beaches.
Cruises and tours: Several tour companies are available in the Great Barrier Reef. There are tour groups for diving and snorkeling, scenic flight tours. Cruises are available to
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