See The Great Barrier Reef - BookitList

See The Great Barrier Reef

The only living organism that can be seen from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is a real-life paradise.

A 20 Million Year Old Wonder

You can find the Great Barrier Reef just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. It is the biggest living thing on the entire planet. It is home to reefs, coral islands, colourful fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks and much more – an underwater utopia.

Popular activities around the Reef include snorkelling, diving and fishing, particularly on the Whitsunday Islands where the bright sands and crystal blue waters create the ultimate tropical paradise.

Why See The Great Barrier Reef?


The Great Barrier Reef is under immense threat due to climate change – it may not be here for very much longer. In the past 30 years alone, half the coral cover has been lost. Pollution is killing the sea life, plastic is filling the oceans and global warming is causing coral bleaching.

Whether you want to experience the reef in person or not, we should all strive to prevent it from disappearing completely. We can change what impact we have on the climate with our day-to-day actions.

Where To Stay And See The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is the father of all entry points to the Great Barrier reef with endless options.
learn more

Our Pick

By Boat

The simplest way to see the reef is to ride out on a boat to see it. Many tours include water activities meaning you can immerse yourself in the water and dreamy experience.

From £119
book now

Related Holidays

Other Ways To Experience The Great Barrier Reef

By Helicopter
Why not see things from the skies too? It won’t be quite as high up as the famous shot from space, but it’ll be breath-taking nonetheless.
learn more
Stay On An Island
There are several tropical islands that are available for you to stay on. This is a great way of spending quality time around the reef without feeling rushed by other tourists.
learn more


A coral reef forms when larva from another reef is released into water. Coral then develops into one of the three reef types. One of these is a barrier structure which is why it is known as the Great Barrier Reef. The reefs then all attach together to form one big one – or ginormous in this case!

The reef is 348,700 km² or the size of 70 million football fields (to put things into perspective.

Because the reef is a living thing, parts of it are continuously dying and being replaced. This means that whilst the Great Barrier Reef is over 20 million years old, the actual age of the current one is closer to 8,000 years in age.


Great Barrier Reef Essentials


  • Use Skyscanner to find the most convenient flight for the cheapest price.
book now

  • Find the best accommodation for your budget for your trip by using
book now


  • Make sure you're geared up for your trip with Amazon, your photos are going to be worth it.
shop now

related entries

Go Scuba Diving

Dive into another world and submerge yourself in coral reefs, abandoned shipwrecks and schools of tropical fish.

Go To Australia

Australia is a destination that has it all. There's heavenly beaches, impressive cities, rainforests and of course it’s famously home to the 'outback' and the Great Barrier Reef.

Create Your Bookitlist