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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And what a magnificent spectacle it is!
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