As the largest coral reef system on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is easily Australia's most famous natural attraction. At over 133,000 square miles, the reef is located off the Queensland Coast in the Coral Sea and is the only organism on the planet visible from space! Home to roughly 900 islands and nearly 3,000 individual reefs, the expanse is simply majestic, incredible, inspiring, breathtaking - mere words can scarcely do it justice! There are many tours available of the reef and many visitors also enjoy diving and SCUBA excursions, or simply kick back on a boat trip and try to catch a glimpse of reef marine life like whales, dugongs, dolphins, sea turtles, and a wide array of tropical fish. If you're visiting Cairns, a trip to the reef is already topping your list - so get out there and explore!
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