Great Barrier Reef

Peter Stewart

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Why not go to the Great Barrier Reef this year, find a Great Barrier Reef Hotel, and have a Great Barrier Reef holiday? As one of the many thousands of visitors to Australia you are inevitably drawn to the Great Barrier Reef without necessarily really knowing what it is, where it is, and where is the best Barrier Reef Hotel to take the best advantage of it. So think on this:


The view from space

The Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia is the only living organic thing visible from Space. It is one of the wonders of the natural world - it is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem.

The reef is scattered with beautiful islands and idyllic coral cays and covers more than 300,000 square kilometres. The Great Barrier Reef system consists of more than 3000 reefs which range in size from 1 hectare to over 10,000 hectares in area. There are more than 600 islands of the Great Barrier Reef, some of which contain great hotels for you to stay at.

The real question is what Great Barrier Reef Hotel would suit you the best?

The Top 10 rated hotels in a recent poll were as follows:

1. South Long Island Nature Lodge, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef

2. Voyages Wilson Island, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

3. Lizard Island Resort, Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

4. Beach Club Resort, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef

5. Voyages Heron Island Resort, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

6. Voyages Bedarra Island Resort, Bedarra Island, Great Barrier Reef

7. Voyages Dunk Island, Dunk Island, Great Barrier Reef

8. Peppers Palm Bay, Long Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef

9. Hayman Island Resort, Hayman Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef

10. Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef

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  • Rugbylocos says
    What an amazing place. I would love to go there with my wife to see all the fantastic sea life. I can see why it is one of the wonders of the natural world.
  • I would love to go visit the great Barrier Reef - my only concern is what the tourist market is doing to the viability of the reef - the reef needs to be cared for and looked after.
  • Bill says
    The real question is... How many people have been eaten by sharks in the Great B reef? I think I would stick to a glass bottom boat and look at it from the surface!
  • 1234 says
    Batter get there before its gone, and thats set to be not to far away.
  • Cindy says
    looks absolutely stunning but yes should be looked after alot alot of places.
  • samala says
    So beautiful! Theres so many wonderful things about the Great Barrier Reef, the fish, the clear blue water and the wonderful coral's. I really do hope it will still be around for our grandchildren to see, and not just have to read about it on thier IPAD 16's.
  • dory says
    This place looks absolutely beautiful! There is only one beach i recall from new zealand that has such nice water like this, and it was mathesons bay! I still cant get over how nice it looks! Hopefully one day ill get to go overseas and visit this place ;) ..And i guess ive already got my accomodation sorted. Thanks for posting the top 10! :D
  • Michael says
    i certainly wouldnt mind living there forever!!! it's just an absolutely amazing place
  • Still full of Australians though... My money would go on Tonga, the coral life is better...
  • Isn't it actually one of the 7 wonders of the world?

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