Great Barrier Reef
As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction. It’s the largest coral reef in the world and home to the world’s largest living ecosystem. Unsurprisingly, this makes it one of the most famous tourist destinations not just in Australia, but in the world. With hundreds of islands harbouring enchanting underwater activities, lush rainforests and accommodation so exclusive it feels like you own the place, you’ll leave with a new definition of paradise.
So, where do you start? There’s plenty of snorkelling and scuba-diving excursions to choose from, but that’s just the beginning. Non-swimmers will love the glass-bottomed boats that give you a window onto the reef. Prefer staying above water? Set sail for the day on a boat trip from one of the many operators spanning the coastline or take a kayaking tour between Mission Beach and Dunk Island. If you’d prefer to see it from above, take to the skies in a helicopter for an unforgettable bird’s-eye view.