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A Reef of Wonder – Sir David Attenborough’s latest series...

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 30 December 2015
Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Far from retiring to a safe retreat, the distinguished eighty-nine year-old presenter explores to a record-breaking depth for his latest series about the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Having teamed up with Tourism Australia for these documentaries (sixty-plus years since his very first visit to Australia), Sir David Attenborough aims to highlight the fragile state of this immense and vital underwater habitat, plus to increase general awareness for “the rainforest of the ocean”. With increasing risks, posed from local population growth, ocean pollutants and global warming, this striking eco-system faces many threats to its health and longevity, and is certainly worthy of a dedicated television series.

Just like Her Majesty the Queen, Sir David Attenborough is set to turn ninety-years-old in 2016, and yet he shows no signs of slowing down. His determination to share his incredible knowledge and passion for our natural world is both admirable and outstanding, and we have no doubt that his latest series will prove to be another visual hit. Aided by the very latest satellite scanning and macro lenses — not to mention the world’s most advanced submersible research vessel — the television viewer is brought closer to the world’s largest living organism than ever before. Diving to a record-breaking depth of 1,000 feet, the submersible takes him deep into the vibrant, underwater ocean gallery which boasts over 3,000 individual reef systems, 600 types of hard and soft coral, plus hundreds of species of colourful fish, molluscs, starfish, turtles, dolphins and sharks.

At over ten-thousand-years-old and larger than the size of Tasmania and Victoria combined, the Great Barrier Reef is located off the Queensland coast in north-eastern Australia, and is visible from outer space! Stretching for 2,300 kilometres, the iconic reef is made up of over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands — so it is no surprise that it is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the natural world — plus an important national landmark for Australia. Home to 10 percent of the world’s total fish species (more than 1,500 species of fish), 17 species of sea snakes, 215 species of birds and 6 species of turtle, the sheer variety of creatures found at the Great Barrier Reef is simply breathtaking!

Whilst immensely attractive to scuba-divers and snorkelers alike, for its rich and diverse sea life, there are many other ways to appreciate the mighty reef. Visitors can easily take to the skies, or join a boat to witness its beauty and magnitude for themselves. Whether you choose to base yourself on a natural and wild National Park island such as Lizard Island, located in the Great Barrier Reef itself, or stay at a luxury resort, such as One&Only Hayman Island, on the outskirts of the reef, there are also many opportunities to take daily excursions from popular Hamilton Island and boutique resort, qualia. From scenic flights, to chartering a luxury yacht from the stunning Whitsundays, our team of Travel Experts will happily advise on the most luxurious ways to explore the outstanding Great Barrier Reef — a global ocean treasure.

Please call one of our Travel Experts on 01244 897 555 in order to create your bespoke, luxury itinerary to Australia and the wondrous Great Barrier Reef.

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