Great Barrier Reef Travel Guide


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Plan Your Great Barrier Reef Vacation

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.


Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Most inhabited islands have just one main resort, usually offering a range of lodging types and prices. Choose island destinations based on your more


Great Barrier Reef Restaurants

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 more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Great Barrier Reef

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Great Barrier Reef Experiences


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