The Great Barrier Reef
The only living thing on Earth that can be seen from space, the Great Barrier Reef is immense.
Located in northeastern Australia off the coast of Queensland, this 2,300-km-long complex ecosystem comprises more than 3,000 individual reef systems, coral cays, and hundreds of islands, big and small, with sparkling white sandy beaches.
While immensely beautiful on the surface, the true beauty of the reef is underwater, where there is a living world composed of more than 600 types of soft and hard coral, creating a colourful and mesmerizing home to endless numbers of species of tropical fish, sea stars, mollusks, turtles, sharks, and dolphins.
This divers’ paradise can also be enjoyed snorkelling, in a glass-bottomed boat, sailing, from semi-submersibles, and just by plain swimming.