15 Magical Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

15 Magical Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the most famous attraction of Australia. Not only the largest coral reef system in the world, spanning out 348,000 square kilometres, it is the largest living thing in this whole world. It is definitely big enough to be seen from outer space.

The reef is the richest ocean habitats known to man. And there is no doubt that this Great Barrier Reef is a great and magical wonder, with the most vivid of colors of the corals, the incredible wildlife, and the stunning views of the beaches and islands.

“THE GREAT BARRIER REEF IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES YOU MUST VISIT, WHETHER YOU LOVE THE WATER OR JUST WANT TO SEE ONE OF THE GREAT WONDERS OF THE WORLD.” – Chris Hemsworth, actor and Global Ambassador for Tourism Australia

You haven’t got the opportunities to visit the Reef? No worries. Let’s just sit back and enjoy our 15 colorful pictures of the magical wonders of The Great Barrier Reef.

1. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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Out of the world view of the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Carles Rabada on Unsplash

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park that consist of thousand sof tiny islands and majestic coral reefs. And with over 1500 types of fish, 215 types of bird, and 30 different species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

2. Heart Reef

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Heart Reef of the Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight. Photo by Yanguang Lan on Unsplash

If you take a scenic flight, then you can see the magnificent turquoise see waters and the formation of corals the make shape of heart. It looks really dreamy.

3. Acropora’s Eye View

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Acropora’s eye view. Photo by Kristin Hoel on Unsplash

Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the phylum Cnidaria. And it is one of the precious many habitants of the coral reef system.

4. Coral Garden

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Coral Garden. Photo by Kristin Hoel on Unsplash

Beautiful and colorful coral garden that can be found all over the coral reef systems.

5. Green Turtle

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Turtle climbing up a reef. Photo by Chad Taylor on Unsplash

The green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. It is one of the habitants of the vast coral systems.

6. Stingray on the Sand

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Stingray playing in the sand. Photo by Chad Taylor on Unsplash

7. Sand in the Middle of the Ocean

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Sand in the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash

8. Walking on Water

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A group of people on body of water, Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays. Photo by Elena Emmy on Unsplash

Yes, it is literally walking on water. The body water is like a slab of sands in the middle of the ocean. And it is quite magical, where we stand and see water all around us.

9. Sailing and Diving

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Sailing and diving on the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash

Great Barrier Reef cruises and sailing trips are one of the best ways to explore the top attractions of the reef.

10. Low Island (Low Isles)

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Low island paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash

The Low Isles is a tropical island which is 13 km from Port Douglas. It is very popular for families of all age groups and day visitors looking for a short boat ride journey to the Great Barrier Reef for some snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours.

11. Holbourne Island

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Holbourne Island of Whitsunday Islands. Photo by N Storey on Unsplash

Holbourne Island National Park is the most northerly national park island in the Whitsundays. It is remote and has no facilities. Access to the park is by private boat only.

12. Whitehaven Beach

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Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Photo by N Storey on Unsplash

Whitehaven Beach is considered the most stunning beach in Australia, and definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It looks so dreamy or something out of a painting, where the white sands meet the shallow water of the Great Barrier Reef.

13. Green Island

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Green Island. Photo by Jodi Nelson on Unsplash

Out of so many islands scattered amount the reef, the Green Island is considered the most unique one. It is a coral cay but with rainforest on top of it. And that makes it home to a huge abundance of marine habitats and flora and fauna.

14. Daintree Rainforest

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View from Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation. Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Daintree rainforest is believed to be one of the three oldest rainforest in the world. And it is the largest rainforest in Australia. From the rainforest in the Cape Tribulation area, you can see the reef.

15. Magnetic Island

15 Magical Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
Magnetic Island. Photo by Bj Pearce on Unsplash

Magnetic Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and is famous for its beautiful beaches, secluded bays, and resident koalas. 

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