The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Adventure Trip
  • 08 Sep - 14 Sep, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

The Great Barrier Reef is a place that generates superlatives but instantly transcends them. Rated as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, it stretches for 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast – from Bundaberg to the Torres Strait. In addition to being the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, this World Heritage Site is also the planet’s largest protected marine area, supporting 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. Apart from a phantasmagoria of tropical fish, the reef is also home to whales, dugongs, turtles, reef sharks, dolphins and is an important bird habitat. For the past 50 years, the Great Barrier Reef has been a magnet for divers, sailors and people who dream of finding their own South Sea paradise. The reef, therefore, has a remarkably well-developed tourist infrastructure and a number of islands have their own self-contained luxury resorts. If you are into adventure holidays, you just can’t miss out on the diving experience here!