Heart reef

Heart reef

The Whitsundays is quite literally situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Heart Reef is a beautiful composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart, sitting in its own reef lagoon. Heart Reef is, of course, protected and sail boats are not able to pull up alongside it…. Read more
Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. With 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites, it is the most northern resort in tropical Queensland and is located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. A National Park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon, Lizard Island is accessible only… Read more
Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay National Park is located on the world famous Cairns Great Barrier Reef and is protected under the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. Michaelmas Cay is located 40 kilometers North-East of Cairns. Daily access to Michaelmas Cay is by commercial reef tour companies or private boats and no overnight camping is permitted on… Read more
Osprey Reef

Osprey Reef

Situated nearly 350 km away from Cairns, Osprey Reef is the most northerly of the reefs in the Coral Sea. It is separated from the continental shelf by a deep water trough and is regarded as one of the premier Great Barrier Reef destinations, both for the visibility that it offers and the big fish… Read more
Ribbons Reefs

Ribbons Reefs

Arguably the greatest stretch of ocean in the world, the famous ribbons reefs hat stretch over 200km lie north of Port Douglas to North of Cooktown off Lizard Island. The ribbons have 10 separate reef systems that lie on the end of the continental shelf , Ribbons number 1 just north of Cairns & Ribbons… Read more
Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape. As soon as… Read more

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Great Barrier Reef

A world heritage listed, natural inspiration.
One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef, is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.

Mainly due to its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations. A visitor to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.

The Great Barrier Reef – A world heritage listed, natural inspiration.

Where Is The Great Barrier Reef?

The marine park stretches over 3000km (1800 miles) almost parallel to the Queensland coast, from near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York. The reef, between 15 kilometres and 150 kilometres off shore and around 65 Km wide in some parts, is a gathering of brilliant, vivid coral providing divers with the most spectacular underwater experience imaginable.

A closer encounter with the Great Barrier Reef’s impressive coral gardens reveals many astounding underwater attractions including the world’s largest collection of corals (in fact, more than 400 different kinds of coral), coral sponges, molluscs, rays, dolphins, over 1500 species of tropical fish, more than 200 types of birds, around 20 types of reptiles including sea turtles and giant clams over 120 years old.

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We have selected the 6 of the most famous locations the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

  • Heart Reef (Whitsundays Islands)
  • Lizard Island (North-East of Port Douglas)
  • Michaelmas Cay (east of Port Douglas)
  • Osprey Reef (300km offshore North-East Cairns)
  • Ribbons Reefs (East of Cooktown)
  • Whitehaven Beach (Whitsundays Islands)