My guide to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Captivated by David Attenborough’s explorations of the place he calls “the most magical thing I ever saw in my life”? I was too. The Great Barrier Reef, a 2,000km stretch of coral that hugs almost the whole length of Queensland’s shore is, after all, nature on an epic scale. I spent a week there in November for The Independent, flying high above the reef in a seaplane and diving deep below the water in a magical underwater world.

Here’s the story of my first dive, at a bommie off Heron Island.

And here is my full guide to visiting the Great Barrier Reef.

Read on for a few photos from the trip.

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Girl's travel guide to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

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2 Comments

  1. February 2, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Australia as a whole is on my bucket list of places to visit, but the Great Barrier Reef looks just amazing. Your pictures are fabulous too. What a trip!

  2. February 21, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Hi Sian 🙂 Amazing photos! I guess it’s high time we all take a leaf out of David Attenborough’s book 🙂

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