The Great Barrier Reef  in Australia stretches for more than 2,000 km on the northwestern coast, in the state of Queensland. Since 1981, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dis you know it is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world and can even be seen from space?

With more than 900 islands, 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 varieties of mollusks and 240 species of birds, it is a spectacle of colour and beauty from both above and below the water.

This maritime landscape seen from the sky is impressive. The cays, the reefs and the islands have been molded with the passing of thousands of years, and several glacial and interglacial cycles.

Here are some ways to discover, enjoy and fall in love with the biodiversity and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Activities at the Great Barrier Reef:

  • Dive or practice snorkeling in one of its thousands of corners. It is possible to do it throughout the year. From June to September you can see humpback whales and minke “dwarf” whales. In November and December, every year, the spawning of the coral takes place.
  • Observe marine life through a glass-bottom boat.
  • Fly over the waters in a seaplane and enjoy the heart-shaped reef, the Heart Reef, from Whitehaven Beach, with one of the whitest sands in the world and the great mosaic of reefs.
  • Drop from a parachute at 15,000 feet above the Whitsunday Islands.
  • Sail on a catamaran for several days and cross the waters without having to return to shore.

The Great Barrier Reef is a paradise you will not want to leave!

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