The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is easily accessible at many spots along the East Coast of Australia. From the northern tip of Queensland’s Cape York down 2,300 kilometers to near Bundaberg in the south, it varies in width from 60 to 200 kilometres wide. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344,440 square kilometres containing 14 coastal ecosystems, 3000 coral reefs, and 600 continental islands.
For the estimated two million tourists wishing to visit the Great Barrier Reef the three most popular departure points are Airlie Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas. It is such an amazing place to visit, everyone who visits the reef is touched in more ways than one. So many visitors are not satisfied with just one visit so they return year after year!