Underwater World With Corals And Tropical Fish

The World’s Best Holiday Destination

Here at Wanggulay we received an amazing email at the end of June.

CNN in America was reporting that the Great Barrier Reef topped their travel destination list for 2016-2017! Can you believe that our heritage listed Reef beat the top travel destinations of Bora Bora, the British Virgin Islands, Cairo, Rome and Paris?

The Great Barrier Reef stretches an amazing 2,300 km along the Queensland coastline, and is so big, it can be seen from space. Can’t quite comprehend how big that actually is? To give some contents, the Reef covered roughly the same area as Italy, Japan, Germany or Malaysia. In that 2,300km span of coastline, it is home to 3000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 1625 different species of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and 600 types of soft and hard corals.

All of this combines to make the Barrier Reef a pretty awesome holiday destination. We think it’s time you came and stayed with us here at Wanggulay and experience just a small part of the Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef has been the subject of quite a few documentaries over the years, with one of the most recent being Sir David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef series. There’s no doubt this series, which showed off the reef in ways you’ll never see from land, has added to the popularity of this holiday destination.

If you haven’t visited the Great Barrier Reef before (and if you have, you’ll likely enjoy this even more), David Attenborough’s team put together a really great interactive website with some amazing footage from the documentary. You can check it out here.


Photo: Tourism Australia (left), ABC Australia (right)

If that interactive video has whet your appetite for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, book your holiday in at Wanggulay. We can then get you booked on-board the range of Quicksilver tours, so you can get out on the reef and snorkel, dive, visit the underwater observatory or experience the reef like David Attenborough in a semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour.

There’s no doubting that the Great Barrier Reef is a top holiday destination for many people, so why not make it yours?

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