The significance of the Great Barrier Reef – Your Next Must Visit Destination!

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Stretching over 2300 KM, the Great Barrier Reef is home to some 3000 odd colourful coral reefs and 600 continental islands. Read on to find out why you should make it your next travel destination!

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Marine Life
The Great Barrier Reef is home to a diverse array of marine creatures including 600 categories of rare corals, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of rays and sharks among others. Over 30 species of dolphins and whales can be found here as well.

Swim with Manta Rays and Dwarf Minke Whales
If you want to glide around with these majestic manta rays, head to Lady Elliot Island where hundreds of these gentle creatures congregate during winter. To get up close and personal with Dwarf Minke Whales, plan a trip during the months of June or July. Accommodation can be found in many hotels in Gladstone QLD including the likes of Oaks Grand Gladstone.

A Scenic Flight over the Reef
Get an aerial view of the world’s most extensive coral system by taking a scenic flight over it. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for a perfect heart-shaped island!

Fun facts
The reef extends from Bundaberg in the south and beyond Cape York located in the north and is a true international icon. As the largest living structure on earth, the Great Barrier Reef can be seen even from the moon.

 

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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