Great Barrier Reef Today

The in-water experience on the Great Barrier Reef remains the best in the world.

The reef in real-time

The tourism industry works closely with the scientific community to monitor and protect the Great Barrier Reef making it the world’s best-managed reef system. Your visit helps tourism operators continue to monitor the response and recovery of the reef to global sea temperature changes. Each visitor contributes to its ongoing protection through the payment of an environmental management charge and can further help by simply taking photographs.

Be a part of the solution by visiting the Great Barrier Reef. 

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Latest information from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has several educational resources available on the current state of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Reef Health Resources
Coral bleaching explained by a marine biologist

To help understand more about coral bleaching and what’s really happening to the World Heritage-listed wonder, Gareth Phillips, Master Reef Guide, Marine Biologist and Director of Marine Discoveries, sat down to explain its impacts, causes and what you can do about it.

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Leaders in Ecotourism

Programs like Ecotourism Australia and EarthCheck assure travellers that certified experiences are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provide high-quality nature-based tourism experiences.

Tropical North Queensland has the highest concentration of Ecotourism Australia certified experiences in Australia, so it’s easy to choose experiences that you know are playing their part for the environment.

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