Great Barrier Reef

Discussion in 'Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands' started by Ian, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator Staff Member

    Anyone been to the Great Barrier Reef?
  2. Tabitha

    Tabitha Member

    Yes, we were there in May 2015, although as I have a fear of being underwater, it wasn't somewhere I got the best out of. We went out to a great platform at Cairns though, and did some snorkelling around Airlie Beach.
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  3. Christopher James

    Christopher James New Member

    Yes sir, and I wrote about it on my blog as well! I'd go quickly before the coral is dead altogether. Sadly, the Great Barrier Reef won't be so great that much longer. It's the great dichotomy of tourism - you wan't to go before it's ruined but, in the process, you contribute to its decay, at least in the case of the Reef. That's why responsible tourism is so important!
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  4. Trish

    Trish New Member

    I went years ago, but to be honest I was more impressed by the world's 2nd largest barrier reef off Belize. Amazing!
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