The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's great natural wonders. It
is the largest reef in the world and consists of nearly 3000 individual
reefs, 880 islands and hundreds and thousands of different types of
plant, bird and marine life. Swimming with the fish,admiring the
colours of the coral, rent a boat, are some of must for any holiday to the Great Barrier
Reef. Outer reef scuba diving, yacht charter and island day trips are some of the more
common pastimes on the reef along with scenic flights and rainforest
tours to Kuranda and the Daintree Rainforest.
The weather over the Great Barrier Reef varies a fair bit due to the
long length of the reef, but always allows a pleasant sailing holiday. Stretching over 2500km down the coast of
Queensland, the majority of the reef is in tropical and sub-tropical
regions. The northern part of the reef is in a tropical climate with hot
wet summers with heaps of rain and humidity. The southern end the Great
Barrier Reef is sub-tropical with milder summers and far less humidity.