The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most extensive coral reef system in the world comprising some 2900 individual coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays.

  • The world famous Heron Island and a string of pristine coral atolls and lagoons are accessible from the unspoilt coastline of the Town of 1770 and from Gladstone harbour.
  • The Southern Great Barrier Reef Region is unaffected by sediment run-off, coral bleaching, crown of thorns infestation or mass tourism impact.

Building a sustainable tourism future

photo is courtesy of Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ)

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest and most extensive coral reef system in the world, comprising about 2,900 individual coral reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays.

Southern Reef Region

The Southern Great Barrier Reef Region is an ideal location for tourism and retirement living investment featuring:

  • The world famous Heron Island and a string of pristine coral atolls and lagoons accessible from the unspoilt coastline of the Town of 1770 and from Gladstone harbour.
  • A section of the Great Barrier Reef unaffected by sediment run-off, coral bleaching, crown of thorns infestation or mass tourism impact.
  • An equitable climate with warm, dry winters, summer temperatures which rarely exceed 30°C maximum and over 250 days of sunshine annually.
  • The 1770 Region – the only place in Australia where you can enjoy the waters of a true surfing beach and explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on the same day.
  • Extensive national parks and recreation reserves account for over two thirds of the land mass of the 1770 Region – a timeless environmental jewel.

These features provide a very attractive Australian Tourism experience that would be highly desirable to Inbound Tourism operators.

Over two thirds of the 1770 region is national parks, conservation parks, and recreation reserves.