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Great Barrier Reef



Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

A maze of 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km (1,616 miles), the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most spectacular natural attractions, and one of which Australia is extremely proud. Known as Australia's "Blue Outback," the reef was established as a marine park in 1975, and is a collective haven for thousands of species of sea life as well as turtles and birds. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Gateway to Far North Queensland

The compact seaside city of Cairns offers tours to dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, plus trips into the nearby rain forest.

Gateway to Far North Queensland

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Snorkel, Then Chill on a Fabulous Beach

White-sand beaches dot Queensland’s 4,000-mile-long coastline, from upscale Palm Cove to famously gorgeous Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island.

Snorkel, Then Chill on a Fabulous Beach

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Want Your Own Private Island?

Funky Heron in the south, upscale Lizard in the north and luxurious Hayman in between are single-resort islands offering water sports, spas and more.

Want Your Own Private Island?

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Scenic Beauty and Local Culture at Mossman Gorge

Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal guides share their knowledge with visitors exploring the lovely river and lush woodlands of Daintree National Park.

Scenic Beauty and Local Culture at Mossman Gorge

Image Credit: © Steve Parish/Steve Parish Publishing/Corbis

Train From Cairns to Queensland’s Highlands

The Kuranda Scenic Railway traverses rain forest and deep gorges and passes two striking waterfalls as it winds 23 miles from seacoast to mountains.

Train From Cairns to Queensland’s Highlands

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