About the Great Barrier Reef
A natural wonder
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Barrier Reef is located about 50 kilometres from the Whitsunday Islands. It spans 2,300 kilometres of the Queensland coastline, from Torres Strait in the north to southern Queensland, and is formed by more than 2,000 individual reefs ranging in size from one hectare to more than 10,000 square hectares. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on Earth and can even be seen from outer space.
Visiting this heritage-listed natural marvel is one of the world's most exciting experiences - it is a mecca for scuba divers, snorkellers and holiday-makers who love to swim in the clear, warm tropical waters. More than one million people from all over the world visit the Great Barrier Reef every year.
The 74 Whitsunday islands benefit from being one to two hours by boat from the Great Barrier Reef, but also offer their own fringing coral reefs - home to many of the spectacular marine species inhabiting the Reef itself.
While sailing the Whitsundays, however, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
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