One of the world’s most captivating, vibrant wonders of the natural world lies off the coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef includes more than 3,000 individual reef systems and coral cays that hundreds of tropical fish call their home. Whether you want to see these exotic creatures up close or from a distance, there are plenty of ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef. But here are three things you just can’t miss while you are there.
Take in the wonder of the entire region by taking to the skies. The area has plenty of joy flights, by either helicopter or plane, that will help tourists take in the massive reefs. You will not only see how much space they take up but the surrounding area’s natural attractions like nearby rainforests and waterfalls. Just make sure to bring your camera, because this is an adventure you will want to remember for a lifetime.
The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the most dynamic Scuba diving in the world. And it’s just a quick boat ride from most of the nearby islands’ shores. There are experiences built for both beginners and advanced divers, so everyone will be able to get a closer look at these amazing fish while staying safe under water. If you don’t feel comfortable strapping on an oxygen tank, there is also always snorkeling.
Out Of The Water
If you need a break from the sea, head to the shores at Whitehaven Beach. Its vibrant blue waves and white silica sand makes it a must-visit relaxing attraction and one of the best beaches on the whole continent. We can close our eyes and already feel the finely grained sand running through our fingers and the wind in our hair. It’s a great way to regroup and get excited about heading back into the water.