Where in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef?

Where in Australia is the Great Barrier Reef?

Far North Queensland
The Great Barrier Reef is located in the tropical waters of Far North Queensland. The marine park stretches over 3000km (1800 miles) almost parallel to the Queensland coast, from near the coastal town of Bundaberg, up past the tip of Cape York.

Why is the Great Barrier Reef famous?

It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also holds great scientific interest as the habitat of species such as the dugong (‘sea cow’) and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction.

Where is the best place to see the Great Barrier Reef?

Cairns
Cairns – Fitzroy Island Long know as the premier gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the boarding point for many great inner and outer Barrier Reef expeditions. But we would have to say the best of all is Fitzroy Island.

Is Fiji in the Coral Sea?

Fiji is a coral island surrounded by coral reefs in the Southwest Pacific.

Who won Battle of Coral Sea?

The resulting maneuvers and clashes between two U.S. Navy task forces and a combined U.S.Australian cruiser force with the Japanese Carrier Strike Force and supporting units resulted in a Japanese tactical victory.

Who owns the Coral Sea?

The Coral Sea is a subsidiary company running under the umbrella of the Holding Company “Wings Tourism Development” that started with one company: Wings Tours & Nile Cruises in 1978.

What Ocean is Queensland on?

Pacific Ocean
It is bounded to the north and east by the Coral Sea (an embayment of the southwestern Pacific Ocean), to the south by New South Wales, to the southwest by South Australia, and to the west by the Northern Territory. The capital is Brisbane, on the state’s southeastern coast.

Why is it called the Coral Sea?

The sea was named for its numerous coral formations, highlighted by the Great Barrier Reef, extending 1,200 miles (1,900 km) down the Australian northeast coast.

Is Vanuatu in the Coral Sea?

The Coral Sea is the body of water east of the Great Barrier Reef, bounded by Papua New Guinea to the north, the Tasman Front to the south, and the west Pacific island chains of the Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the east.

Can you swim in the Great Barrier Reef?

The short answer to this? Absolutely! Despite being submerged in the deep ocean water, you don’t have to be a swimmer to see the underwater wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef.