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25
January
2017

Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef? Want to get up close and personal with the mesmerising marine life that characterises the area? If you are a pro scuba diver, the Great Barrier Reef offers some of the best diving spots in the world. But, even if you’re a total beginner, you can still experience this fascinating natural wonder. In fact, the reef is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive, thanks to its eclectic selection of sea creatures and its amazing array of islands and dive spots. All along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, there plenty of calm, […]

   
  
12
January
2017

The Marine Biology of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest marine protected area and is home to thousands and thousands of marine creatures, including 1,500 species of fish, 400 species of coral, 500 species of seaweed, and 215 species of bird amongst other things. The Marine Park surrounding the Great Barrier Reef was founded in 1975, and today remains a stalwart part of protecting the region and its inhabitants – no easy feat when it stretches for more than 2,300 kilometres along Australia’s coastline. There are more than 2,900 individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef, each of which boasts […]

   
  
16
December
2016

Getting to Know the Climate and Seasons of the Great Barrier Reef

As one of Australia’s most beloved landmarks, the Great Barrier Reef draws in millions of visitors every year from all over the world. If you’re one of these visitors, you might be wondering when the best time to visit this natural wonder is. Because the Reef boasts a tropical climate, you’ll find that it’s relatively warm throughout the year – most corals can’t survive in waters below 18 degrees Celsius. In summer, the region boasts temperatures between 24 and 33 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures can drop to between 14 and 26 degrees. The important thing to note is that, […]

   
  
28
November
2016

The Sea Creatures and Coral Cays at Hastings Reef

When exploring the Great Barrier Reef, it’s likely you’ll get to experience a selection of reefs that form this incredible natural wonder. Spanning thousands of kilometres and promising a diverse selection of animal and sea life, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most popular diving attractions. The Hastings Reef is one of the better-known reefs in the region, boasting an eclectic collection of colourful fish, ancient coral, and spectacular views. Set 30 nautical miles out from the bustling city of Cairns, the reef dates back 15,000 years to the last ice age. Here, corals thrive in their […]

   
  
11
November
2016

Marine life in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s most important natural wonders, covering more than 2,300km along the coast of Australia. It spans the area between the northern tip of Queensland and Bundaburg and plays host to thousands of species of marine life. Here, divers and snorkelers can immerse themselves in another world entirely, getting up close and personal with some of the most mesmerising sea creatures in the world. Though the Great Barrier Reef is fairly young for a coral reef (reefs have been around for more than 500 million years, but the latest incarnation of the Great […]

   
  
19
October
2016

The Great Barrier Reef – Snorkelling

The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage listed phenomenon, and one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world. Sprawling out around the coast of Cairns and north east Australia, it comprises a mesmerising mix of greens, blues, and vibrant coral reefs home to an abundance of sea life and marine creatures. Amongst it all, there are hundreds of little paradise islands that break up the ocean and run parallel to the Queensland shoreline, stretching right from Cape York in the north to 1,600 miles south in Bundaberg. A visit to the Great Barrier Reef is almost […]

   
  
3
October
2016

Top 5 Things to Do in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is arguably Australia’s top tourist attraction. Sprawling out over thousands of tiny islands and majestic coral reefs, it promises an escape away from the buzz of daily life. Here, you can immerse yourself in a world so unique; a world that’s filled with incredible wildlife and even more stunning views. So once you find yourself at the Great Barrier Reef, what can you get up to? 1. Snorkelling Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities at the Great Barrier Reef. By ducking under the surface of the water, you can enter into a new, magical […]

   
  
20
September
2016

Great Barrier Reef – A window into the reef’s incredible wildlife

The one word that comes to mind when considering Australia’s phenomenal wildlife and the natural landscapes on which they reside is ‘diversity’. Australia is home to the widest range of animal and plant species in the world, and the vast Great Barrier Reef is certainly no exception to this. One thing that lends a helping hand to the Great Barrier Reef’s immense diversity is the sheer size of it, being the largest living structure on earth and the only living structure visible from space, it’s no surprise that this tapestry of rich and colourful reefs play host to a wide […]

   
  
1
September
2016

Coral of the Great Barrier Reef – A colourful underwater journey

The Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Queensland is a place full of wonder and delight. The waters around this reef are so immensely diverse and rich with sea creatures and coral of all different kinds. A visit to the Great Barrier Reef will allow you to witness the staggering beauty of these colourful reefs in all their glory. The Great Barrier Reef is almost unimaginably large, spanning an area of over 344 000km² with up to 3000 reefs spread out across this vast region. These waters are home to over 1600 species of fish, 134 species of […]

   
  
14
August
2016

Glass Bottom Boat Tour – Exploring the Great Barrier Reef from the surface

The city of Cairns, in northeastern Australia, lies alongside one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a reef so big and colourful it has become the world’s most famous location for scuba divers. The Great Barrier Reef is an unimaginably large underwater structure that stretches out along over 2000 km of Australia’s coastline and covers a total area of 344 000km². The clear waters of the Great Barrier reef are home to over 1500 different species of fish, as well as sharks, turtles and even humpback whales as they pass the waters of Cairns between July and September. […]

   
  
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