The Great Reef Census is a groundbreaking citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. Whether you’re on the Reef or on the other side of the world, you can be part of this important conservation initiative. Read on to find out how you can be part of it.
With only a few months away until the silly season, what better way to spend your Christmas break, sailing the Whitsundays. Why not hire a bareboat and discover the 74 islands have to offer.
Bareboating in the Whitsundays is known for its protected anchorages and generally calm seas. Cumberland Charter Yachts has a fleet of 28 boats based in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays Islands and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from Sailing Yachts, Sailing Catamarans or Power Catamarans, ranging in size from 32 to 47 feet and sleeping up to 10 people.
The Great Barrier Reef is considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, stretching over 2,300km along the Queensland coast from Bundaberg to Cape York. Made up by 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands it's the only living thing that can be seen from space and was awarded World Heritage status in 1981.
Calling the Great Barrier Reef their home are 300 types of hard and soft coral, six of the world's seven marine turtles and 1500 species of fish, with eight of them known as the 'The Great Eight', all of which can be seen during a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays.
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