Why Is Aussie’s “Great Barrier Reef” a Point of Interest?

In December 2016, a treasured Philippine celebrity couple took was spotted taking a plunge in Australia. Anne Curtis-Smith and her fiance Erwan relished the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Like your favorite stars, you are free to enjoy a mind-blowing experience while you are in Australia. It will be difficult for you to stray away from the mesmerizing marine scenery!


If you are not convinced, here are some of the reasons why the Unesco World Heritage Site is worth visiting:


Reason #1: It Opens Your Eyes to Abundant Natural Wonders.


It Opens Your Eyes to Abundant Natural Wonders


It takes no genius to realize that the best way to immerse oneself into the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty is by donning a mask and fins. Snorkelling or diving allows you to get personal with the tantalizing corals, dazzling tropical fish, adorable sea turtles, and so much more. These activities are usually done through boating.


The Great Barrier Reef consists of over 2,900 individual reefs and about 900 islands scattered from Tropic of Capricorn to Papua New Guinea. This is why the possibilities of catching nature’s wonders are endless!


Reason #2: Its Aerial View Is Awe-inspiring.

Its Aerial View Is Awe-inspiring

Image Credit: The Palm House


One of Mother Earth’s most pleasant accidents is the heart-shaped coral formation of aptly named Heart Reef. As a part of the Great Barrier Reef’s huge stretch, the Heart Reef can be viewed on an aircraft. The scenic flights are offered by GSL Aviation and Air Whitsunday. It costs about AUD 270 to experience a 30-minute scenic flight.


Create the perfect romantic surprise or the proposal of a lifetime by flying over this breathtaking view!


Reason #3: It Stimulates the Adrenaline Junkies.

It Stimulates the Adrenaline Junkies

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For people who are in the constant search for adrenaline rush, I recommend trying to skydive above the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsunday Islands includes hiking trails, dense rainforest, and white-sand beaches.


Take home some bragging rights after absorbing the breathtaking perspective above this part of the Great Barrier Reef. Worry not about maneuvering the drop as the experienced tandem instructors will handle the parachute for you. All you need to do is to enjoy the view!


Reason #4: It Encourages Interaction With the Marine Life.

  It Encourages Interaction With the Marine Life  

Start indulging in the rich marine life by exploring the 2,650 square-metre Living Reef, which is home to over 140 species of marine fish and 83 species of coral. Trained Marine Biologists are eager to explain the dynamics of these amazing creatures and to show you how to handle a starfish and a sea cucumber.


Aside from the Living Reef, you may frequent the Heron Island Resort to witness turtles laying and hatching eggs between November and March. Both events are worth the wait!


These are just some of the reasons why the Great Barrier Reef is a tourist’s dream. I suggest that you visit the spot from June to November when the weather is at its best. As a visitor to its majestic beauty, it is important to educate yourself about the responsible practices and the distinct culture.

Anna Agoncillo

Anna is a Registered Psychometrician and a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Earning a bachelor's degree with honors in Psychological Studies, lead her to a career of writing and teaching. She is also the author of the new book entitled Psychology of Love, Money, & Life.


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