Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia is blessed with the world famous reefs, one of the most remarkable gifts of nature. This is the largest house of coral reefs and its breathtaking appearance can make you simply bewildered. The reef supports a wide abundance of aquatic life and comprises of coral cays and picturesque of tropical islands. It also includes some of the world’s most exotic sun-soaked golden beaches. The Great Barrier Reef is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World and you will not understand why unless you visit the place yourself.

Great Barrier Reef Cruises is one of the famous tourist attraction spot in Australia. You can experience the stunning array of aquatic wildlife and exclusive colors that you can never view anywhere else in the world. Some of the most well known snorkeling and rare diving in the world are just a few minutes away from the Cairns City.

This Great Barrier Reef, Australia covers an area of 2000 km and can be seen from the outer space easily. 1500 hundred kinds of fishes like angelfish, manta rays, surgeon fish, cod, and butterfly fish and so on, 1000 of individual reef system and 4000 species of shellfish are found in the reefs. The wide array of shell  fishes include shrimp, crabs, sea stars, urchins, sea fans, corals, worms, sponges etc. 3 species of turtle known as the reef homes includes hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtle are found here. If you want to make a complete enjoyment and get a view of the underwater life then you can take a semi submersibles followed by glass bottom boats and underwater observatories.

The Great Barrier Reef is divided into 70 bioregions and out of that 30 are reef bioregions. Ribbon reefs and Great Barrier Reef are found in the northern part of the area. No tolls are imposed. The southern part of the great barrier consist of Fringing reefs that are widely distributed and are attached to high islands like Lagoonal reefs, Whitsunday islands etc. Near Cape York Peninsula, Planar reefs are found in abundance. Most of the islands situated here are found on these Planer reefs. In the far north Cresentic reefs are available in a wide range.

The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest single structure in the world made by living organisms. It is composed and built by several tiny organisms known as coral polys. This reef was selected as world heritage site in the year 1981 because it shelters an unimaginable number of marine lives. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park protects a huge part of the reef which reduces the impact of manmade uses like tourism, fishing etc. A wide diversity of life is supported by The Great Barrier Reef which includes endangered and vulnerable species. Apart from these 30 species of whales and porpoises are found in these reefs which include indo-pacific humpback dolphin, dwarf minke whale and humpback whale.