The Great Barrier Reef Islands – Queensland

Unique. Magical. Fantastic!

The Great Barrier Reef is a natural marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It extends over 2000 km along the coast of Queensland and is so big that it can be seen from outer space! It is the world's largest coral reef and is made up of 3000 reefs and more than 900 islands between Bundaberg and Cape York Point

These islands are often described as paradise and idyllic due to the combination of their white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs. This exotic mix hides many natural treasures waiting to be found along the water edge and further into the seabeds.

Snorkeling and scuba diving are the recommended activities on Green, Lady Musgrave, Lizard, Heron and Lady Elliot Isalnds. Enjoy seeing sting rays, turtles, sharks, beautiful coral and colourful fish.

Some islands have their own speciality. If you're a fan of mountain biking go to South Molle Island in the Whitsundays. Cycle around and enjoy the beautiful scenery and view points, some of which offer a perfect 360° view of the island and surrounding ocean. For bird enthusiasts Michaelmas Cay is the best island to watch the summer bird migrations. These islands are very popular and quite busy. Fitzroy Island is touristy and visited more by locals for its tranquillity.

It is not possible to mention all the Great Barrier Reef Islands as there are so many, each beautiful and worth a visit. They are generally appreciated for their beaches, marine life, walking and hiking trails and wonderful scenery. Other famous ones include: Dunk Island, Hamilton Island, Great Keppel Island and Magnetic Island.

So leave you motorhome on the continent for a few hours or days and explore this essential step in your Australian adventure!


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