Great Barrier Reef holidays

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‘A reason to get up … and it’s free’: a volunteering holiday in the Whitsundays
Sorting piles of garbage isn’t a typical tropical escape, but on the Great Barrier Reef Joe Hinchliffe finds purpose in paradise

Joe Hinchliffe

19, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘We take turns peering into a plastic bucket. Inside is a batch of freshly hatched turtles’
Natasha Cica and a group of sea turtle-saving volunteers gently float away from daily life and find something exquisite off Magnetic Island in north Queensland

Natasha Cica

08, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Sleep with the fishes: Australia's first underwater hotel rooms open on Great Barrier Reef
Beneath the surface of the $10 million Reefworld Pontoon lie Australia’s first undersea hotel rooms

Alyx Gorman

29, Nov, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Five affordable alternatives to Australia’s extravagant luxury lodges
Destination resorts may be expensive – but the destinations themselves don’t have to be

Alexis Buxton-Collins, Alyx Gorman, Philippa Moore, Christine Retschlag andJenny Valentish

29, Sep, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The Guardian view on pricing the Great Barrier Reef: a dangerous absurdity | Editorial
Editorial: There are things that money just can’t measure, and nature is valuable because it can’t have a price


28, Jun, 2017 @6:35 PM

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Big tourism must demand action to save the reef – its business depends on it | David Ritter
As the Great Barrier Reef faces the return of coral bleaching, why are Mantra, Accor and Marriott still silent on Adani?

David Ritter

28, Feb, 2017 @1:57 AM

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Great Barrier Reef: tourism operators urge Australian government to tackle climate change
Letter calls for rapid shift to renewable energy after natural wonder affected by worst coral bleaching event yet seen

Michael Slezak

06, May, 2016 @2:01 PM

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Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: where to dive, snorkel and stay
As David Attenborough’s new three-part Great Barrier Reef documentary begins, here’s our guide to exploring the world’s largest living structure and the Queensland coast, from scuba diving trips to rainforest excursions – plus the best places to stay

Katrina Lobley

30, Dec, 2015 @6:30 AM

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'It is fantastic, better than travelling to the moon' – David Attenborough returns to the Great Barrier Reef
The 89-year-old naturalist and broadcaster is brimming with enthusiasm for his latest TV series, Great Barrier Reef, and the wonder of filming underwater in a submarine. The first of three shows starts on BBC1 on 30 December

Interview by Gavin McOwan

21, Dec, 2015 @1:53 PM

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48 hours in far north Queensland: what to do and where to go
From lush forests to coral reefs, it’s a cacophony of sounds and colours. Jessica Reed spends 48 hours in a region bigger than life

Jessica Reed

03, Mar, 2015 @12:27 AM

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Cairns mudflats reveal world's most incredible long-distance voyagers
The great knots, sharp-tailed sandpipers and tiny red-necked stints that wade the shore have made it all the way from Siberia, but habitat destruction now threatens to disrupt their migratory routes

Stephen Moss

14, Nov, 2014 @3:22 AM

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Great Barrier Reef: forget the fish, there are 20,000 birds on this island alone
An unforgettable, overwhelming and pungent day spent on Michaelmas Cay during a tour of wildlife-rich Queensland

Stephen Moss

06, Nov, 2014 @2:07 AM

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