Coral Sea, just off the coast of Queensland, Australia
Dive in and explore the Great Barrier Reef!
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia and for good reason. It boasts a balmy year-long tropical climate and is the perfect location for an active holiday. Whether you enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving or sailing you’re bound to fall in love with the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is located in the coral sea, just off the coast of Queensland, Australia and has the honor of being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reef is also the largest coral reef in the world and can actually be seen from space. As a result of the reefs size, it’s teeming with an abundance of marine life. In just one visit to the Great Barrier Reef you’ll probably see more species of fish and marine life than you will in the rest of your life.
If you’re not an experienced diver don’t fret as the Great Barrier Reef is a great place to learn the basics. Most day trips and diving trips will have qualified diving instructors to help you stay safe and make the most out of your trip. If you’re fortunate enough to spend a few days exploring the reef you’ll also have the opportunity to sit a few exams to earn your first few diving qualifications.
If you don’t fancy scuba diving or snorkelling, fear not as there are alternative ways of exploring the reef without getting wet. As an example multiple companies offer glass bottom boat tours, which allow guests to get up close and personal with a variety of marine species, without having to leave the boat.
If you’re a fan of the finer things in life then be sure to book a day trip on luxury yacht. A range of companies offer yacht excursions and can even organize a bottle of champagne and a picnic lunch, if the idea tempts you. The beauty about visiting the Great Barrier Reef is that it caters to every budget and personality. You only have to be as active as you choose.
If you plan to visit the Great Barrier Reef you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to booking accommodation, as there are a plethora of island resorts located within a stone’s throw of the reef. If relaxing on a white sandy beach surrounded by turquoise water appeals to you, then you’ll feel at home at one of Queensland’s island resorts.
Most resorts will also offer a range of complimentary activities such as kayaking, wind surfing and snorkelling. On some islands you may also get the rare opportunity to see baby turtles hatch! Choosing to stay at an island resort is also a convenient choice as most resorts are able to book day trips to the reef for their clients. In fact some resorts will even organize pick up and drop off for you.
If the idea of exploring the beautiful Great Barrier Reef tempts you, then start planning your trip of a lifetime today. You won’t regret it, after all have you ever heard someone say that they wish they never visited the Great Barrier Reef? In fact tourists are more likely to boast that the reef surpassed their wildest expectations!