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Great Barrier Reef In Australia

One cannot forget to name the Great Barrier Reef while counting the natural wonders on this planet. This world heritage site facilitates a variety of possibilities that tourists could relish during their stay.

The Reef is protected against harmful human activity and measures to conserve the wetlands are being developed. This protection is necessary primarily because the Reef hosts the natural life of many plants and wild animals.

Once in Sydney, you could easily make use of the efficient public transportation that would take you to the Reef where walking around and exploring places is fun. However, since there is so much do and experience at the Great Barrier Reef, it is important to study the area and plan the activities that you’d like to enjoy there.

The Great Barrier Reef, that can be seen from outer space, allows for the possibility to not only enjoy this natural beauty but to also party with the ones you love in Arlie Beach. You could live at the best hotels in the area or even choose to be closer to nature by living in tents. Another way to enjoy nature is to trek in the Daintree Rainforest. You’d be able to appreciate the serenity in this noisy world by swimming on deserted beaches and walking for great views. The Daintree Rainforest would also allow you to take a helicopter flight to Green Island (Being able to see this heaven on earth from a helicopter could be breathtaking).

The large area of the Reef (it is larger than the size of Italy) and the variety of ways to explore the area make it necessary to be a carrying around a free zoning map that would help you plan as to where you could go and do there.

Great Barrier Reef Map

Great Barrier Reef Facts

  • The Reef consists of more than 3,000 reef systems with 400 different types of coral.
  • The site came on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1981.

Great Barrier Reef Location

It is located along the Queensland coast in Australia. It stretches for almost 2300 km along the coastline and is found in the Coral Sea.

Best time to visit Great Barrier Reef

Since the weather at the Great Barrier Reef is not extreme (rarely cold and rarely hot), it is suitable to be visited at any time because swimming, as well as all kinds of water sports, is possible to do safely all year round. However, the busy season is May through October so that’s when reservations could be hard to come by making the rates seem higher.

Nearby attractions: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns

Related: Great Barrier Reef Infographic | Australia Travel Information 

Also Read: Places to visit in New Zealand

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Published On: Saturday, July 13th, 2013