Focus on Great Barrier Reef in Australia

by Jules on January 6, 2012

Explore the Great Barrier Reef

As one of the Seven Wonders of the World, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is a chance to witness the ocean in its greatest beauty. The tropic blue waters of the reef stretch to such distance it is the only living thing visible on earth from space. Exotic sea life with unparalleled diversity live in the coral reefs. Visiting the World Heritage Site of the Great Barrier Reef, below the surface and above, is a life changing experience.

Tour the Great Barrier Reef from the surface of the Coral Sea along the Northern Coast of Australia. Day trips and overnight sightseeing tours are available; charter a fishing boat and aim for the catch of a lifetime, pass over the clear waters in a glass bottom boat, glide over the reef in a kayak, or focus efforts on spotting a majestic whale. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is enhanced when viewed in the quiet of the early morning hours as well as under the stars of twilight. To witness preserved areas of the reef make a trip to the Marine Park in coastal Bundaberg.

A trip to the Great Barrier Reef would not be complete without dipping underneath the warm waters. The options are endless; swim with dolphins, scuba dive, or snorkel. Once underwater, visitors come eye-to-eye with thousands of vivid species and coral gardens. The white sand beaches that reach along the coast provide the perfect place to rest and take in the beauty of the reef. A romantic horseback ride down the shore is a leisurely option. Numerous water sports like jet and water skiing are available from the shore. There are over 600 island beaches to explore, each providing breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef.

For a panoramic view, take to the sky, with a camera ready. Helicopter and aircraft tours are readily available to whisk tourists over long stretches of sea and coast. A hot air balloon ride offers another unique experience. Visiting the Great Barrier Reef opens up an underwater world often veiled. Explore and see one of the most amazing wonders the Earth has to offer.

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