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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

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How to do The Great Barrier Reef in a day

Ah The Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder unlike any other and a must-see destination if you’re visiting Australia. But what if you only have a day free to visit The Great Barrier Reef and discover all of its magical marine land and enchanting coral reefs? Well, fear not, because you can in fact experience everything The Great Barrier Reef has to offer in day. Here’s how… (more…)..

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Great Barrier Reef Cairns

Make the most of your time in Cairns – our insider tips!

Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations and a gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Surrounded by lush rainforest and tropical waters you will discover a vibrant and varied city, making it well worth a visit as part of your package holiday to Australia. If you are wondering what to visit in Cairns, you will certainly be spoiled for choice. (more…)..

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Great Barrier Reef as seen from Distant Journeys Great Barrier Reef holidays

World War Two aircraft wreckage found on Great Barrier Reef

The Royal Australian Air Force have confirmed that the wreckage found in the south of Cairns was a RAAF plane which fought in World War Two. RAAF Number 11 Squadron Catalina A24-25 crashed after running out of fuel on the 28th February 1943, with all 11 personnel on board perishing along with the craft. (more…)..

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See these colourful corals on our Distant Journeys Great Barrier Reef tours

Great Barrier Reef showing signs of coral regrowth

The Great Barrier Reef is now beginning to show signs of regrowth as well as new coral colonies following a series of cyclones, helping to keep the reef alive and well. (more…)..

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Angel fish Closely related to the butterfly fish, angel fish are often just as beautiful and as visually striking as their cousins. Measuring from 10cm to 35cm in length, they can be found feeding on sponges and small invertebrates.

5 fish you may find in the Great Barrier Reef

When you join Distant Journeys for one of our Cairns Great Barrier Reef tours as part of our 22 day-long Wonders of Australia tour, you’ll be in for some truly incredible sights – clear blue waters, colourful coral, and, of course, a stunning array of tropical fish. Below are just five of the thousands of fish that you can spot when diving in the Great Barrier Reef. (more…)..

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10 things you might not know about the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is an astounding feat of nature, with its vast size, array of species and glorious beauty. Bearing all of this in mind, it is no wonder that Great Barrier Reef holidays are incredibly popular and provide the experience of a lifetime. Here’s ten facts about the Reef that you may find interesting: (more…)..

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