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Great Barrier Reef. the region’s Tourist Draw card, is the crowning jewel in the world’s treasure chest of natural wonders. Part of the World Heritage area, it is the largest coral reef system in the world, containing more than 2500 individual reefs and islands, and stretching for more than 2000 kilometres along the Queensland Coast.
There is nothing on Earth to rival the beauty and biological diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest system of coral reefs in the world. It covers an area larger than Great Britain and contains more species of life than any other environment on Earth.
But, as well as a living example of nature at its most fantastic and complex, the Reef is also a fabulous aquatic playground that offers a choice of recreation almost as diverse as its colourful marine life.
Great Barrier Reef, half-day and one day cruises are an ideal introduction to the Reef if your time here is limited.
Low Isles, just off the coast of Port Douglas, is a wonderful spot to spend a few hours swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing. Other cruises will take you to the majestic outer Reef, an expanse of spectacular corals and brilliantly coloured marine life. You can take a private charter vessel to the Reef; board a high speed, state of the art catamaran, or take your time on a sedate sailing trip.
Dive companies in Port Douglas offer you ‘learn to dive’ courses with fully qualified dive instructors. Or you can receive tuition on the way out to the Reef and then experience the excitement of your first dive under the supervision of an experienced instructor.
The Great Barrier Reef fully deserves its reputation as one of the true wonders of the natural world, and your trip to the Reef will be an experience you’ll cherish forever.