One of Australias greatest natural assets is the
magnificent reef which runs along almost the entire coast of
Queensland. One of the worlds natural wonders, it is the most
extensive reef system and the biggest structure made by living
organisms on earth. In the north, the reef is virtually continuous
and is located only 50 km from the shore. In the south, individual
reefs are more common, and in some places up to 300 km offshore.
Hundreds of islands dot the reef area, of which approximately 20 of them provide resort
facilities. Of course there is plenty of camping opportunities on some of the
Check out our listing of
Great Barrier Reef accommodation. For additional attractions, tours and
other information, contact the local tourism visitor centre. Additional
information about islands can be found on our Queensland Islands resource.