Amazing Facts About the Great Barrier Reef & Why you Should Visit
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. It is the largest coral system in the world and is absolutely breathtaking. If you are visiting Australia, here are some amazing facts and reasons that you should visit the Great Barrier Reef.
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1 It is the largest coral system in the world.
2 The Reef is so large that it can be seen from Space! It is the only natural structure on Earth that can be seen from the moon.
3 You can experience world class snorkeling and scuba diving as you get up close with this natural wonder.
4 It is made up pf over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands.
5 Home to an abundance of life, such as fish, sea turtles, seahorses, stingrays, sharks, dolphins and many more.
6 It is possibly the most popular tourist attraction in Australia
7 You can reach it by taking tours and day trips from Cairns, Port Douglas & Hamilton Island.
8 It is larger than all of Italy, covering over 133,000 square miles.
9 No one knows the exact age of the reef, but the estimate is 18 million years old.
10 It is a criminal offense to take or remove any coral from the reef; so make sure you look, but don’t touch.
11 You can go Whitewater rafting from Cairns.
12 Experience an Outer Reef Cruise from Port Douglas.
13 Take the Kuranda Skyrail for a tour above the rainforest or a Helicopter ride over the reef and see the coral and marine life from above.
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