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Great Barrier Reef

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The reef’s rich environment provides sanctuary to a remarkable variety of creatures, ranging from tiny microorganisms to sharks, dolphins, whales, dugongs and giant sea turtles. These waters are home to a plethora of stunning corals, mollusks,...
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Most visitors to the reef focus their attention underwater. But there are also sights to be seen in the air, as more than 215 species of seabird frequent the reef and its islands. Many birds stop in the region on their annual migration, and some...
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More than 900 tropical islands and idyllic coral cays are scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, so you’ll never run out of places to stay or things to see. Visitors can relax at a luxury resort, camp out on a deserted island, hike some of the...
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The sheer variety and number of fish in the reef make the region a paradise for divers and snorkelers alike. The best part: Every dive is a completely different experience. As you glide among the colorful coral and revel in the astounding marine...
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By all accounts, the future of the Great Barrier Reef seems bleak. Mass tourism, overfishing, water pollution and coral bleaching caused by global warming are all playing a part in damaging this fragile natural wonder. During your visit, be sure...