| The Great
The Great Barrier Reef is not only an amazing beauty,
but is also 1 of the world’s great natural wonders. It stretches
for 2,000 kilometres (1200 miles) along the Queensland coast, its
width varying from 25 kilometres (15 miles) to 50 kilometres (30
miles). There is unique plant and animal life to be found, with
visibility often as deep as 60 metres (200 feet).
Scattered along the coast are 25 island resorts,
lying on or between the Barrier Reef and the mainland. Heron and
Lady Elliot Islands are coral cays known as the best diving spots
on the reef.
Lizard, Bedarra and Orpheus Islands are quiet, isolated
and luxurious hideaways. Hayman Island is an international resort,
with 5 star comfort facilities.
Long Island, Great Keppel Islands, South Molle, Hamilton and Lindeman
Island are all year round resorts with services for families.
Tropical Dunk Island and Brampton Island are fashionable for honeymooners.
Fitzroy and Hinchinbrook Islands offer undamaged
beauty. Camping facilities can be found at Hook, Fitzroy and Keppel
Haven on Great Keppel Island.
Outside the main reef areas, the islands of Moreton, Fraser, Bribie,
North and South Stradbroke offer some of the best unoccupied surfing
beaches and national parks in Australia.