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Are you excited to visit the Great Barrier Reef?

If yes, then you must visit the Great barrier reef. You know that almost 2 million travelers visit per year to explore the Reef. The place situated in Queensland mainland in Australia. Situated inside the Coral Sea of Queensland. It is made up of small organisms, Coral Polyps. From outer space, you can see charming the Reef.  It is the World’s biggest structure built up by living organisms.  It is a center for diversity and it was chosen as a World Heritage site in 1981. Different places that help you to know about place specialty and activities to do with families.

Exploring the Great Barrier Reef which comes under top Australian outdoor adventure.  There are various things to do like diving and snorkeling etc over natural wonder. Try to capture the peep of the attractive notable natural beauty of the place that comforts the eyes. Recently the Australian Government gets noticed a feasible plan to reserve the adventures sight from the effects of pollution for the next generation.

Facts of Great Barrier Reef

  • Popular tourist attractions, two million travelers visit every year.
  • Through tourism, income produces approx AU$5-6 billion per year.
  • Yearly it increases by 1 to 2 cm in diameter as well as vertically grows 1 to 25 cm.
  • It covers the geographical area of almost 344,400 square km.

Top Attractions and Activities in the Great Barrier Reef

Thank the wonderful place where we can experience the breathtaking beauty of nature.  From different points, you can enter the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns situated in Far North Queensland is the famous roaring city from where you can start your adventure.  We mention some demanding tourist attractions sights from our search to you.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

It was founded in 1975 to protect the reef’s fragile ecosystems and amaze species of marine that acquires more than 344,000 square km. It is home for Giant clams and 1625 or more species of fish.  In the park, travelers can see marine species like sharks, rays, sea snakes, dugongs, turtles, dolphins, and whales. Different from other marine reserves, the park allows viable fishing in designated areas. The park composed of  2,900 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 300 coral cays, seagrass beds, and many other mangrove islands.

Activities :
  • SCUBA Diving & Snorkeling
  • Reef Cruises and Sailing Adventures
  • Camping
  •  Scenic Flights

Whitsunday Islands

One of the most famous top-rated destination points for the tourists to Queensland and a popular place for boaters in the Southern Hemisphere. The Islands consist of continental islands of different sizes and situated in the lap of the Great Barrier Reef on the central coast of Queensland. There are 7 seven islands that offer accommodation to travelers in the group. Whitsunday Islands facilitate stay at different prices at best places.

Activities :
  • Camping
  • snorkel or SCUBA diving
  • Enjoy a cruise
  • Hop aboard a sailboat.

Whitehaven Beach

One of the world’s top ten beaches in the world. Whitehaven Beach located on Whitsunday Island is a stunning seven-kilometer stretch of dazzling white silica sand and vivid blue sea.

Visit the beach to explore yachts, ferries, powerboats, or sailboats on the day. Tongue Bay is a favorite port for bareboat. You can do 10- to 15-minute hike from the beach up to Hill and look spectacular views of the swirling white sands, turquoise water, and lushly-cloaked hills.

If you don’t have sufficient time to step foot on the soft sands, then you can take a scenic flight and soar over the marbled seascape on a plane. Camping is allowed on the southern end of the beach.

Activities :
  • See swirling white sands
  • Camping

Day Trips to Fitzroy and Green Islands

Travelers can take a day trip to Fitzroy and Green Islands that is tropical islands. The most popular Green Island 45-minute from Cairns but also the most crowded. Travelers can stay to relax at Green Island Resort. If you like a peaceful island then visit Fitzroy Island is a great choice, with better snorkeling opportunities, scenic hiking trails, and lovely white-sand and crushed-coral beaches.

 Activities :
  • snorkeling,
  • glass-bottomed boat tours
  • seeing the world’s largest captive croc at Marineland Crocodile Park.

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and a 20-minute ferry ride from Townsville on the Australian mainland. It is famous for its glorious beaches, secluded bays, and resident koalas. Magnetic Island National Park covers more than half of the Magnetic Island and saves creatures and other species including sea turtles. It is called “Maggie Island” by the locals. You can visit to do activities and experiences the wonderful sights.

Activities :
  • Hiking
  • camping
  • walking tracks
  • exploring historic World War II forts
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • wreck and reef diving
  • horseback riding
  • spa treatments
  • shopping at local markets and galleries.

Lizard Island

Tropical Island, Lizard Island National Park secured wildlife, that includes the island’s monitor lizards, flying foxes, snakes, and prolific birdlife. Other islands in the national park are famous nesting sites for seabirds like terns. It is a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples. You can visit the island by a private boat or a commercial charter boats from Cairns, Port Douglas, and Cooktown. Flights available from Cairns and Cooktown.

Activities :
  • Snorkeling
  • camping

Orpheus Island

The geographical area, 12 kilometers long and 2.5 kilometers wide, Orpheus Island available for formal hiking trails. You can access the island by charter or a private boat. These are camping sites include Yanks Jetty, South Beach, and Pioneer Bay. Most of the travelers like a peaceful island then Orpheus Island is suitable for them bordered within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and110 kilometers north of Townsville. Minimum visitors allow by this Island a maximum of 28 travelers. Travelers can explore the charming island beautiful.

Activities :
  • picnics on beaches
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  •  dive trips
  •  spa treatments

Day Trips to Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot, and Hinchinbrook Islands

Islands are popular destinations for nature lovers and get the chance to see turtles, manta rays, and whales in crystal-clear waters with visibility.

Activities :
  • Camping
  • Hiking

Best time to visit Great Barrier Reef

To heat the ground of the Great Barrier Reef from June to October is the best choice for travelers. Peak season gives some key advantages for travelers. Temperatures go up and down 60s to mid-80s.  Rainfall is uncommon, which denotes clearer waters which are best for diving.

Conclusion

Discover the Great Barrier Reef, numerous activities to do at the shore of the beaches and wonder the national parks that are home for many wild spices. You can see many astonish wild species in these national parks. Here you can experience the wonderful nature’s beauty. This is the best place for nature lovers and who are looking for peace. You can visit the destination with families or kids.

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