Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, combination of glorious weather, pristine rainforest, white sandy beaches, and an ocean varying in hue from blue to turquoise to green, ensures it's where the world wants to go to lie on the beach, swim, surf, snorkel, sail. The Great Barrier Reef, off Australia's east coast, is one of the wonders of the natural world. It is World Heritage listed and is one of Australia's, and the world's, premier holiday destinations. Whether it is romance or adventure, relaxation or activities you are seeking, the Great Barrier Reef has it all. A marine wonderland!
As the eighth Wonder of the World, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world made up of 2,500 separate reefs. It stretches 2,000 km from the northern tip of the continental shelf south to Bundaberg and encompasses 350,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. Along the northeastern Australian coast, the reef is thriving in clear, shallow, coastal waters of tropical seas, coral reefs boasting a diversity of species rivaled only by that of tropical rain forests. The ecosystem of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef supports an amazing magnitude of life with 1,500 species of fish, 350 different types of coral, 4,000 species of molluscs and 10,000 species of sponges. With this intensity of wildlife no wonders the Great Barrier Reef has become a haven for divers from all over the world with water temperatures ranging from 22 - 28 degrees throughout the year ensuring comfortable diving conditions. Lady Elliot Island is a 42 hectare coral cay situated approximately 80 kilometres north east of Bundaberg with its own airstrip offering easy daily access. Snorkel or perhaps Scuba dive the richest marine eco system in the world and experience the feeling of overwhelming awe as you see the thousands of species of marine life around Lady Elliot Island. With grades of comfortable accommodation, Lady Elliot Island Resort provides everyone with an alternative option. One of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef marine park is also one of the worlds premier holiday destinations. Whatever you're looking for in a holiday, you will find it on the Great Barrier Reef!