The Great Barrier Reef located in Queensland Australia in the Coral Sea is the largest Coral Reef in the world having 900 islands and 2900 reefs and is arguably the biggest single structure created by living organisms.
The Reef is so big that it can be seen from outer space. The structure of the Great barrier reef consists of billions of tiny coral polyps. It is famous for its ability to host a diversity of life which is one of the reasons it got the world heritage site and got listed among the seven natural wonders of the world. It was named Queensland state icon by the Queensland National Trust.
The scenery is incredible from any angle you view it. You can view it on air, boat or underwater and it will be still an eye-catching sight. The Queensland has over 1500 species of fish. Apart from its sightseeing attraction, tourists get to dive as it is also among the most recommended diving destinations in the world.
Some of the famous reefs in Queensland include Pinnacles, kaleidoscopic walls, swim-throughs, and spectacular coral canyons.
If you love Gliding, you will enjoy the edge of the continental shelf. It’s a fun sport that feels like flying. You can also enjoy diving among the best spots. The most important points include; the lizard island, the Cod Hole, Osprey Reef. At the Osprey reef, you can easily spot Minke whales migrating. You ought to carry a camera at the Lighthouse Bommie. The Coral gardens at Flynn reef.
You can easily access the water with reef pontoons during the Cruise trips. It’s also possible to enjoy showers, underwater observatories, and change rooms.
Apart from diving, you can view the Great Barrier Reef from the air flying on helicopters and seaplanes which are locally available. The flights are affordable, ranging from 15 minutes to full-day trips which normally inclusive of lunch and water sports. It’s a nice adventure to try. The air view enables you to see the masterpiece, Heart Reef.