Great Barrier Reef: The Natural Wonder of The World

Posted by Jeremy Storer on October 4, 2011

One of the seven wonders of the natural world the Great Barrier Reef is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only alive thing visible from the space; it is situated in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north east Australia and is consisted of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands dilation for over 2,600 km over an area of approximately 344,400 square km. It is consisted and constructed with billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps and supports a wide variety of life; shelters more than 1500 races of fish and hundreds of types of coral, squeegees and mollusks.

This colorful undersea kingdom of Great Barrier Reef offers many things to explore such as Port Douglas in the north offering snorkeling and diving adventures, further in the north is Lizard Island which has national park of 1000 hectare that corners 24 sensational white sand beaches, the 74 island in Whitsundays offering water of turquoise color, coral gardens and hiking through national parks, Lady Elliot Island on the southern edge of the Great Barrier Reef or the Townsville, Australia’s self-described largest tropical city.