The Great Barrier Reef is an essential travel experience when visiting Australia – a phenomenal montage of the mesmerising textures and colours, a myriad of vibrant coral gardens and vivacious marine life, which winds its way up the Queensland coast for over 2,300km and whose vastness can be spotted from space.
Coral Sea Marina Resort and the Whitsunday region is ideally located on the Reef’s doorstep and acts as the perfect place to explore the aquatic playground of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Great Barrier Reef Eco Systems
As the largest living thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef represents approximately 10% of all the world’s coral reefs and is home to tens of thousands of coral life, fish, turtles, dolphins, and all sorts of other marina life that together create a patchwork of spellbinding visual delights.
From the incredible quantity of marine life to the fascinating formations of the coral, the diverse variety of life beneath the waves help to make the Great Barrier Reef one of the most complex and richest natural systems in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef is such an iconic and intrinsic part of Australian culture, as well as a vital element to the local tourism within the state of Queensland, therefore it’s protection and preservation is paramount. At Coral Sea Marina Resort we are committed to doing our bit in this effort, and there are plenty of ways to join the cause.
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Snorkeling and Diving
To enter the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef is a simple must-do. Encounter the vibrant marine life, the effervescent coral gardens and tick this phenomenal experience off your bucket-list.
Choose to head out towards the outer reef, where amidst the endless ocean the sudden azure shades of the reef appear magically as if out of no where. Explore the world beneath the waves at Bait Reef, Hardy Reef or the iconic Heart Reef and witness one of the seven wonders of the world. The fringing reefs of the Whitsunday islands are not without their own incredible appeal and beauty. The protection of the bays provide an incredible chance to interact with the teaming marine life, as well as provide peace and tranquility from the world above. Don’t miss Mantaray Bay to meet the florescent Giant Maori Wrasse, or chase turtles at Langford Island. Often you’ll spot rays gliding through the bays at the Northern end of Hook Island, or head south and enjoy the colourful reef at Chalkies Beach glimmering next to the whitest of sandy ocean floors.
Whether donning the gear and going for a dive, or playing closer to the surface by snorkeling, the beauties to be seen are a pure delight.