The Great Barrier Reef is said to be the largest coral reef in the world. The reef extends from Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south, stretching for more than 1,800 miles over an area of approximately 133,000 square miles.
The reef, considered one of the original Seven Natural Wonders of the World, comprises 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs, and 1,500-plus fish species.
The Great Barrier Reef supports a vast array of life forms from dolphins, whales, Large populations of dugongs, sea snakes, sea turtles to Saltwater crocodiles to mention a few.
The Great Barrier Reef, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, attracting more than 3 million tourists/visitors yearly. The reef has been referred to by many as a “treasure trove of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”