Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide
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A maze of 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,616 mi), the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions, and one of which Australia is extremely proud. Known as Australia's "Blue Outback," the reef was established as a marine park in 1975, and is a collective haven for thousands of species of sea life as well as turtles and birds.
Most inhabited islands have just one main resort, usually offering a range of lodging types and prices. Choose island destinations based on your budget...read more
Most restaurants on Barrier Reef islands are part of each island's main resort, so many resorts' rates include some or all meals. Some larger resorts have...read more
Things To Do in Great Barrier Reef
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Cultural Immersion: The Kuku Yalanji have lived in the area stretching roughly from Port Douglas to Cookdown for thousands of years. A highlight... Read more
The Whitsundays, 74 islands and dozens of islets scattered off Queensland's central coast off Airlie Beach, are among yachties' and beach-lovers'... Read more
Queensland's Outback is a vast and exhilarating place filled with real-life Crocodile Dundee types. Everyone lives in very isolated townships... Read more
Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park is an ecological wonderland. Here you can see several of the world's most ancient plants and some of... Read more
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We recently returned from a visit down under and have posted a review of our cruise on that forum. Read more
Day 5 - Bye-bye Hong Kong, hello OZ!
After checking in at the airport, we had about an hour or so to spare so after negotiating passports and security without too many problems, [DH is always one of those Read more
We are planning a five-day stay near/on the Great Barrier Reef during a trip to Australia next January.
We are searching for a difficult combination--a top notch resort in a position to provide excelle Read more