Site of the world’s largest coral formations off the Pacific coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier reef is an exotic destination in the “down under” country. Marked as one of the seven wonders of the natural world, this location offers over 3,000 different coral systems and dotted tropical island paradises among the crystal blue waters, all with sun-soaked beaches. This diver’s dream is a true wonder, accessible from many cities along the coast including Ayr, Cairns, Charters Towers, Cooktown, Mackay, Port Douglas, Rockhampton, and Townsville.