The Great Barrier Reef is an extensive natural feature that extends over three thousand miles at the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is a natural phenomenon worth to be seen since it is one of the top Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Barrier Reef is located in the Queensland section of Australia. The reef bears many unique islands thus blessed with several beaches to enjoy your planned holidays to the fullest.
This remarkable tourist attraction site sees millions of visitors across the world every year coming to witness its supernatural making and thriving natural beauty of its islands and beaches. The Great Barrier Reef has numerous attraction sites to showcase to its visitors. There are many small islands to travel, their wondrous landscape to be amazed by, and their special wild animal and plant species naturally thriving in the islands and the surrounding lavish blue Indian Ocean.
The marine environment in the ocean is diverse with many sea animal species like the huge whales, playful dolphins, and the sea turtles. Birdworld Kuranad is the best point to view all the natural unique species of birds existing in Australia. Visit the Mareeba Heritage Museum to meet historic items that will acknowledge you of the history and culture of the native Australian people who used to dwell on this island during the pre-colonial times.
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a site famous for its high population of wide varieties of butterfly species that it nurtures and the beautiful bright scene in the sanctuary. Pass by the Wild World Zoo to find some of the endangered species of Australia like the koala, wombat and the kangaroo. Enjoy swimming in the natural pool created by the Malanda Waterfalls. This pool is liked by many tourists because it is free from the chemicals found in the man-made swimming pools.
The historic Herberton village reveals much of the ancient culture of the native Australian communities and other histories of these communities. There are many fun activities to participate in optionally while enjoying your tour around the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy powerboat riding in a guided tour around the reef. Get a glimpse of the marvelous marine environment with its diverse species of marine wildlife by scuba diving or snorkeling along the beach waters.
For those who are not familiar with the scuba diving activity, you can be offered some short training, at a fee, on how to get to see the marine environment safely while in the sea. The Kuranada Heritage Markets is the shopping where you get to purchase native Australian handicrafts and other forms of Australian creativity to carry home as a memory of your tour in the Great Barrier Reef region.
Accommodation facilities such as the Yungaburra restaurants, lodges and beach resorts at the spacious islands are very much available with exotic quality to ensure that tourists are served to their maximum satisfaction. However, you can access accommodation from mainland resorts and restaurants since the Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from the mainland.