The Great Barrier Reef

Dive into Australia’s Natural Wonder

Nestled beneath the crystal-clear waters off the coast of Queensland lies one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef.

Stretching over 2300kms, this Unesco world heritage site, is an entire ecosystem filled with Vibrant marine life, coral reefs, mesmerising landscapes, and amazing sea creatures.

© Sarah McPherson Photography

The Great Barrier Reef stretches from just North of Bundaberg, along the north eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Heading North it ends up at the Northern tip of Queensland, around the Torres Strait Island. The reef itself covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. Compromising thousands of individual reefs, and hundred islands including one of our favourite’s Hamilton Island.

© Sarah McPherson Photography

Whether you see it from below or above, the Great Barrier Reef will take your breathe away.

One of its most photographed part of the Great Barrier Reef is the iconic ‘Heart Reef’. This naturally occurring formation is located on Hardy Reef. What many people don’t realise is Heart Reef is not that large. It is only 17 metres in diameter.

To see Heart Reef properly you need to see it from above, you can book a scenic flight or helicopter tour to see it from above. These aerial tours provide a unique opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. We have taken a Helicopter flight from both Cairns and Hamilton Island and highly recommend.

Now if heights are not your thing, or you prefer to get a bit closer then look into a boat tour. Whether you are want to scuba dive or snorkel. Or just look from the safety of the boat, you will have a great time.

If you do decide that you want to go snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef. You can expect to be able to see a variety of sea creatures. When we have gone out we have seen fish including clownfish, angelfish, turtles, and one of my favourite a Maori Wrasse.


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