The Barrier Reef in Queensland continues to attract visitors who want to enjoy the natural beauty of one of the world’s great attractions. Plans are afoot to make it the largest marine park in the world, with the addition of the Coral Sea part of the Australia coast.
There are literally hundreds of islands located on the reef. Exploring the islands and diving is what many people come for, the glorious reefs are alive with countless graceful fish and other forms of marine life. You can combine a stay here with either diving or sailing lessons to make it even more worthwhile.
There are aireal adventure tours and cruises, including glass bottom boats available from many of the towns along the coast. You can also fish, but only in designated areas.
Sailing and boating throughout the region are the fullfilment of dreams by the sailors who get the chance to visit this part of Australia. The long coastlines, the dreamy islands and the enjoyable water temperatures all add to an enjoyable holiday.
More about the many places to visit on the Barrier Reef.
Maps showing towns and places to visit along the East Coast of Queensland:
Accommodation throughout Queensland includes beach resorts, island resorts, world class hotels, motels, backpackers, caravan parks and camp sites. The wide variety of accommodation in the region, either along the coast or on one of the islands insures there are plenty of suitable experiences available for all, including families.
Main Photo: Cruise the islands or take an adventure flight to explore the Barrier Reef.
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Photo: Barrier Reef Cruises