Queensland is home to some of the world’s most captivating marine life, but a journey under the sea doesn’t have to break the bank at all. All you really need is a snorkel, some fins and maybe an underwater camera to capture the colourful coral and myriad species of fish, as well as turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and even the odd shark that you might encounter.
If there’s one watery wonderland that should definitely be on the Queensland travel itinerary for every person on this planet of ours, it’s the Great Barrier Reef.
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, and so big that it’s visible from space, the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is a non-negotiable item on your Queensland travel list.
Over 3000km long and up to 65km wide, the Great Barrier Reef boasts the world’s largest collection of different types of coral, over 1500 unique tropical fish species, 200 types of birds and 20 species of interesting reptiles!
In fact, there is opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef in so many ways. If submerging yourself isn’t your jam, glass bottom boat tours are popular, especially for those with limited mobility or travelling with young children. If you’re more than happy to get your feet wet, a snorkeling experience will delight, but to take in the full beauty and wonder, it’s worth investing in a scuba diving course.
Hit the water with the right instructor and you shouldn’t have a problem being covered at all, helping you to tick off this breathtaking spot of wonder off your bucket list once and for all.