A story of my trip to the great reef barrier

Book a session with a qualified instructor to learn more about the species of fish, sea turtles and other marine life that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef.

The Queensland Visual Gallery includes a selection of images showcasing the diversity and splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. Seeing the Hill Inlet, with the crystal clear blue water, swirled with the pure white silica sand was astonishing.

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Clams and Clownfish. Snorkel time.

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Scenic seaplane flights are a lovely excursion too, whisking you above spectacles such as the Heart Reef — a natural heart-shaped coral formation in the Whitsundays — and landing on the water for a quick snorkel. Book a session with a qualified instructor to learn more about the species of fish, sea turtles and other marine life that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef. There were sunbeams, filtering down through the surface of the crystal water as we snorkeled hitting the corals - Reds, purples, yellows, all different shapes and sizes, literally blooming under the water. It's tourism where you're contributing to something a little bit bigger and your holiday really has so much value. Flying over Whitehaven Beach. Something she has continued into adulthood. From the moment I arrived and got off the plane, everyone was so friendly and helpful, the landscape and activities spoke for themselves and the food was a delight. Her Grandfather, a crocodile hunter moved his young family to Green Island in the 70s and established a marine and crocodile park. The view from the Reef View Hotel. Sorry, this video has expired Video: Vision shows parts of the Great Barrier Reef after the heatwave ABC News "Almost 80 countries collect this data … [which has] been used in scientific write-ups [and] projects. Queensland Media Centre The TEQ Queensland Media Centre pulls together a range of Great Barrier Reef media resources including fact sheets, copyright free stories, images and footage, which are available for use in promoting Queensland and generating media content. As a CoralWatch ambassador, Ms Lobartolo explains to travellers that when coral is "stressed" it starts to lose its colour — a process known as coral bleaching. A must-visit on every Australia holiday itinerary, this natural marvel awes and inspires in every way. Charter a private yacht with crew to tour the reef at your own pace. My favorite meals were at coca chu and Bommie restaurant.

Almost 6, visitors to the GBR have since used the tool to compare the state of coral against the colour chart, and flag deteriorating areas of the reef. Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is a global, social-purpose community empowering current and future generations of the world with the opportunity to protect and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.

The industry plays a vital role in protecting the reef by actively participating in programs run by key stakeholders to monitor reef health and build resilience. Make travel happen with holiday ideas in your inbox Subscribe.

Last updated: Apr 3, Want To Go? I absolutely loved being in the water. Dive right in: tour the reef at your own pace by chartering a private yacht Credit: Jemma Craig Divers Den has overnight trips for divers and snorkellers. Explore the wonders of marine life and enjoy the thrill of fish swimming literally in front of your face.

Flying over Whitehaven Beach. An entity so large that it can be spotted from space!

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Cairns, Mission Beach and Port Douglas all have dedicated glass-bottom boat tours, as do many of the island resorts. Some even do night-time tours where ultraviolet lights let you see the coral polyps as they come alive. Last updated: Apr 3, Want To Go? Hiring a golf buggy for the day was a unique experience. The industry plays a vital role in protecting the reef by actively participating in programs run by key stakeholders to monitor reef health and build resilience. Giving you a clear view of the coral and marine creatures to be found here, be educated by your marine biologist tour guide about the fragile ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. The vastness and structure of the Barrier Reef from the air is like nothing I've ever seen, with huge scattered walls and giant gullies, and blue turquoise water shimmering in the sunlight. Look with your eyes and not with your hands.
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My astonishing trip to the Great Barrier Reef