The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef, spanning over 2,000 kilometres along Queensland’s coastline and encompassing 35 million hectares. The reef is also home to a diverse marine wildlife which includes over 300 species of hard corals, 4000 species of molluscs, 400 species of sponge and 1500 species of colourful fish.
The Great Barrier Reef has many holiday parks listed with Campstay and is a popular destination for sailing, kayaking, fishing and camping.
The cays and islands around the reef are also home to hundreds of bird species including sea eagles, reef herons, frigate birds and ospreys. Apart from being a vast marine habitat, the reef contains several archaeological Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites, thus giving it a huge cultural importance. Don’t miss visiting the rock painting galleries at Hinchinbrook and Lizard Island during your visit.
To experience the Great Barrier Reef up close, take advantage of the diving and snorkelling opportunities available. Tour guides in the area provide professional accredited diving courses, night dive charters, ecology dives and introductory reef diving for beginners. There are also glass bottom boats, semi-submersible crafts and land-based attractions.
Booking your next Great Barrier Reef adventure holiday has never been easier. Campstay offers a great selection of camping options in and around Great Barrier Reef which include family friendly camp sites, motorhome and campervan powered sites, caravan sites and cabins.