Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great Barrier Reef: I See You, Outer Space!

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. Curtain Call.. Drum Roll.. and the winner is: the Great Barrier Reef! What? It has been a long day. Ok, fine - at least dreary.

Our latest poll results reveal that snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef is the ideal adventure for the majority of our respondents. I must admit, now that I've conquered the camels, it would have been my choice too. I must also admit that I've not yet been to Australia. My sister went abroad there in 2003 - so basically, it's essentially as if I went as well. Maybe that explanation would have worked if we were twinsies?

Aside from winning this poll, the Great Barrier Reef also wins the award for the largest coral reef system in the world. Spanning 900 islands and 1,600 miles, the Great Barrier Reef is located in - you guessed it - the Coral Sea. Take a kangaroo up to Queensland in Northeast Aussie Land and you'll be one step closer to seeing the world's largest single structure made by living organisms.

Trivia Question: Which childhood game guarantees a loss for the Great Barrier Reef when matched up against outer space?

Trivia Answer: Hide and seek!

Yes, that's right folks - our alien neighbors can spot this natural wonder without squinting.

After a bit of research & some suggestions from friends, here are a few sites worth visiting when it comes to pricing for snorkelling & diving along the Great Barrier Reef:

If you've had the pleasure of partaking in these oceanic activities along the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of a reasonable reef adventure company, please do share in the comments below.. and please take me with you the next time you go!


Meriel said...

Can we please make a trip Down-Unda so I can revisit my hometown of Canberra! What what!!!!

Lil' Boozie said...

I'm definitely up for that. Would be a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with the Australian friends I met in San Diego a few years back - I'd love to go to Melbourne!


elen said...

I was in australia last years....What a beautiful place! I felt in love of the Great Barrier!! The most beautiful experience I ever had was: Diving in the Great was very exciting!!