The Beautiful and Diverse National Parks of Queensland: Great Barrier Reef National Park

Over the past several months, we have covered more than 20 of the top national parks in the state of Queensland. Then we spent the last couple months recapping the blog posts on the National Parks of Queensland in a 5 part series. This last recap covers the undisputed most well-known landmark in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef. However, not many people realize that it is also a national park of Queensland. It has been in the news as of late and also a controversy about whether or not The Great Barrier Reef should still keep its protected status and World Heritage Listing. In this blog post, we will recap our previous blog posts highlighting how diverse, precious, and amazing the Great Barrier Reef is.

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July 25th, 2015

Great Barrier Reef Island Getaways

The Great Barrier Reef is a treasure for the entire world and especially for Australia. The tourism dollars that the reef generates are far and wide. There are so many different types of holiday adventures you can take on the reef. We have highlighted a few adventures so far including touring the port cities to the Great Barrier Reef, Great Barrier Reef Excursions, the Great Barrier Reef with Kids, the Whitsunday Islands, Cairns Getaways, and no doubt there will be more. Today’s post is all about some of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

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March 27th, 2015

Great Barrier Reef Excursions (Part Two)

In our last blog post about Great Barrier Reef excursions, we told you about taking a seaplane tour over Heart Reef in the Whitsunday Islands, chartering a speed boat and snorkel adventure in the Low Isles off of Port Douglas, watching the sea turtles hatch on Heron Island, and a 2 day holiday on a […]

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December 12th, 2014
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Excursions for Your Great Barrier Reef Holiday

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system at 2,300 km in length and is the largest living structure in the world. It can even be seen from outer space. It is located in the Coral Sea off of the coast of Queensland on Australia’s northern east coast. Visiting the Great Barrier Reef can be a life-changing adventure when you experience, the beauty, the vastness, and the diverse marine life located here. There are many different ways you can explore the Reef. You don’t even have to swim, if you don’t want to. You can view it from the air via aerial charters, seaplane tours, helicopter, and even sky dive. For a closer view, you can sail over the reef in a sail boat, yacht, speed boat, […]

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December 10th, 2014

Top 5 Great Barrier Reef Port Cities and Top 5 Things to do on The Great Barrier Reef

Named one of the seven wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is definitely one of the top attractions in Australia. The world’s largest living structure is 2,300 kilometres long and covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. Located in the beautiful blue and turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs make up the Great Barrier Reef. There are quite a few cities along Queensland, Australia’s eastern coast that are the mainland destinations for visitors planning on taking excursions out to the reef and its islands including Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Mackay, and Rockhampton. Each port city also has a host of great things to do, making your stay in each town a unique Great Barrier Reef experience. Experiencing the Great Barrier […]

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May 15th, 2014
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Visiting the Great Barrier Reef with Kids Part 2

The Great Barrier Reef might not be the first family destination that comes to mind when vacationing with kids, but you might be surprised to learn all of the different things the whole family can do out on the reef. If swimming out in the Coral Sea over the Great Barrier Reef is a concern, don’t fear because there are plenty of ways to explore the reef up close and still have plenty of adventure without the dangers of the open ocean.

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March 28th, 2014
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Visiting the Great Barrier Reef with Kids

The Great Barrier Reef might not be the first family destination that comes to mind when vacationing with kids, but it definitely can be fun for the whole family. When visiting The Great Barrier Reef and surrounds, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family that do not have to involve swimming in the open ocean. Besides taking family friendly boating adventures and island excursions, there are plenty of holiday spots for families in Cairns, Port Douglas, and Townsville.

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March 27th, 2014
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Day Trip from Cairns

Cairns makes a fantastic base, on the north coast of Australia, for exploring the diverse range of ecosystems and the adventures to be had within them. Regardless of your age or ability, experience or interests, there are options that will appeal to everyone within a day’s drive of Cairns.

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January 7th, 2014