The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. In 1981, UNESCO listed the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site. The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only living thing on earth visible from space. The Great Barrier Reef is a breeding area for humpback whales which migrate from the Antarctic and is also home to a few endangered species including the Dugong (Sea Cow) and large Green Sea Turtle.
The tourism industry is the largest commercial contributor in the Great Barrier Reef region meaning that there are plenty of ways to explore this World Heritage listed Marine Park at your leisure. There are approximately 1500 vessels and 820 tour operators within the region and each offers a fantastic range of activities and tours. Whether you want to sail into the sunset on a romantic reef cruise, take a day trip out on the reef, try your hand at some fishing, visit the stunning islands located along the reef or get right up close and personal with the spectacular corals and diverse marine life on a snorkelling, scuba diving or glass bottom boat trip, there's a way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the reef.