Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
By Malcolm Chenu
The only living thing on earth visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is truly one of nature's miracles. The 2,300 kilometre (1,429 mile) living coral masterpiece runs along the north-east coast of Australia, and is teeming with diverse marine life, including reef sharks, manta rays, sea turtles and thousands of colourful fish. There are many ways to experience this great natural wonder, and tours depart from towns and cities all along the Great Barrier Reef coastline. Take a look at our favourite day trips.