The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland which stretches approximately 2,300 kilometers is one of the popular sites in Australia. It is one of the most renowned natural wonder of the world. It’s beauty and natural playgrounds are simply amazing. It is the largest coral reef system in the whole world. It is a home to an enormous wealth of exceptional, endangered and rare animal and plant species. It contains the Whitsundays Island which is truly a paradise for marine sports whether it swimming, surfing or boat racing just name it! It also has an intriguing nightlife that can keep visitors up all
night. The restaurants are efficient with great menus.
Top ten things to do include; go scuba diving, particularly for those who love this water sport. The warm and shallow water of the reef allows a great snorkeling experience. The nature of the water provides a great coral formation. You can also go boat riding on your own and enjoy the water or get on a glass bottom boat or semi submersible submarine that enables you the rich sea life from under the water. Enjoy the Green Island, marine life and rainy forest while on a cruise. Take a helicopter tour and check out the view of the reef from the sky. The reefs gives a breeding heaven for over thirty different species of whales, so whale watching is another activity you can do. If you are not much of a water person, then bird watching can be an option for you as the reef holds about 175 different species of birds. Finally, explore and appreciate the spiritual and archaeological aspects of the reef at
the Torres Strait Islander Cultural sites.
The best time to visit the Great Barrier Reef is from June to October.