Great Barrier Reef (QLD) - Luxury Travel Magazine

With its clear and calm waters the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Australia.

The marine park encompasses 618 islands, 300 coral cays and over 2,900 coral reefs. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and boasts a diverse diving ground with protected, shallow spots full of colourful fish, Manta Rays and the unique Humphead Wrasse. Dive boats also go from Mission Beach, the closest mainland point to the Great Barrier Reef.

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