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There is no doubt that when it comes to understanding the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, 'Seeing is Believing'. 

Travellers come from across the globe to experience this natural wonder, with Tourism contributing in a major way to the Reef's valuation at $56 Billion to Australia's economy. 

We are intensely passionate about the Reef and want you to experience and contribute to its future, in a sustainable way.

"The Reef is so mesmerising, it is impossible to simply visit. You feel compelled to make a change."

Anna Marsden

Top Destinations

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Daydream Island

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Lady Elliott Island

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Lizard Island

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Heron Island

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Things to do

Whether you're after an action packed trip or looking to put your feet up and relax, the Great Barrier Reef has plenty to offer. Here are just a few of our favourite ways to experience Australia's very own natural wonder of the world.

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Snorkel

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Scuba

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Glass bottom boat

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Helicopter

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Sea Plane

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sail

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Hot Air balloon

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cruise

See the Great 8

The 'Great Eight' are living icons of the Reef.

Atop everyone's list, these 8 creatures include mammals, fish, molluscs and reptiles and are some of the most wondrous and unique creatures in the ocean. So dive in and start ticking them off your list!

Meet the Great Eight here.


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Clownfish

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Manta Ray

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Giant Clam

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Turtles

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Whales

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Sharks

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Maori Wrasse

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Potato Cod

Ways to help

While you plan your trip, channel that excitement and discover the many ways you can get involved, or help the Great Barrier Reef from home. 

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Donate

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Shop for the Reef

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Workplace giving

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