Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef
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Water clarity

Except during the polyps spawning season or after a storm, the Great Barrier Reef water is crystal clear. This makes underwater viewing superb.

Getting to the
Great Barrier Reef

Most visitors reach the Great Barrier Reef from the mainland port of Cairns (see map below).


Some visitors lodge in one of the Great Barrier Reef island resorts. Others live on cruise yachts (popular with snorkel and SCUBA diving enthusiasts). Still others take daytrip excursions out of Cairns.

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