The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Area and world-renown tourism hotspot, attracting millions of visitors each year and offering many exciting and varied experiences.
The Great Barrier Reef has joined with some of Australia's most spectacular and impressive natural and cultural landscapes in a program partnering tourism with conservation. The National Landscape Program takes the partnership between the tourism industry and the Great Barrier Reef and helps it evolve and grow.
As part of the National Landscapes Program the importance of the Great Barrier Reef region is recognised and we are reminded why it is so important to protect it and conserve it.
If you're lucky enough to visit, there are many opportunities for you to experience and learn about the wonders of the Reef.
- Aircraft or helicopter tours
- Bareboats (self-sail)
- Beach hire
- Cruise ships
- Day tours
- Diving and fishing charters
- Long range roving tours
- Motorised water sports
- Overnight and extended tours
- Passenger ferries
- Whale watching and swimming with whales
You can also ensure your visit does not impact the marine environment. You can protect and experience the Great Barrier Reef by following Responsible Reef Practices for activities such as anchoring, snorkelling and fishing.