Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Sitting off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most famous coral reef formation in the world, consisting of a huge number of reef islands as well as a truly stunning underwater world teeming with life.

There are loads of ways to enjoy the natural attractions on offer here, with the Whitsunday Islands being home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world - perfect if you just want to relax while taking in the gorgeous surroundings. Of course, those who want to get a little closer to the submarine wonders for which this part of the world is so famous will have plenty of opportunities to do so, with scuba diving, snorkelling and even shark cage diving on offer.

Once you've built up an appetite exploring the colourful world beneath the waves, you can get even more intimate with the local wildlife by eating some of the animals you've seen! Indeed, world-class seafood is available in places like Cairns, Townsville, Port Douglas and many other nearby locations - although don't worry, none of the rare or endangered species feature on any of the menus.

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