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The Great Barrier Reef

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.