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Southern Great Barrier Reef Touring Guide

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Welcome to the Southern Great Barrier Reef Add the opportunity to fossick for gems, take spectacular walks through national parks, marvel at aboriginal rock art and spoil yourself with delicious regional produce and you've got yourself a great holiday. Despite being just over 4 hours drive from Brisbane, this area remains relatively undiscovered, so there are fewer crowds and a visit is more personal. People come here to experience a destination that offers an authentic holiday. One that allows them to be touched by nature, indulge their with marine locals. Treat yourself to the ultimate fishing experience, with some of Queensland's top inland fishing spots and spectacular deep sea fishing. Discover natural beauty in rural hinterlands, grab your hiking boots or a 4WD and follow one of many trails through National Parks. Enjoy picturesque coastline communities with laid-back culture, brimming with colour and character. Capricorn In Southern Great Barrier Reef's northern section immerse yourself in island life on the long sandy beaches and fringing reef of Great Keppel Island. Explore coastal villages of the Capricorn Coast, discover coastal rainforest, or escape into the ancient world of sandstone wilderness with unique plant life and 19,000 year old Aboriginal art. Unlock the secrets of the ages as you visit limestone caves, or unearth natural treasures fossicking in a country embedded with great mineral wealth. Learn about and enjoy the region's culinary delights of the coast and country, from beef to crocodile, and mud crab to tropical fruit. The Southern Great Barrier Reef lets visitors feel like they're on a journey of discovery, as if they're seeing places no one else has ever encountered. Even the most well-travelled visitors are often left speechless by the experience of getting up close and personal with life in this remarkable section of the Great Barrier Reef. adventurous spirit, and reconnect with family and friends. The Southern Great Barrier Reef offers a real Robinson Crusoe experience with all the comforts of home. Bundaberg North Burnett The most southern area of Southern Great Barrier Reef lets you get up close and personal with resident turtles and manta rays, and witness the cycle of life and one of the true wonders of the natural world as hundreds of sea turtles return to the beach every year to nest, and their hatchlings then make their perilous journey back to sea. Indulge yourself as you enjoy the vast array of regional produce, and soak up this special part of Queensland by exploring its coastal gems, lakes, gorges and rural landscapes while getting to know the people who are proud to live here. Gladstone Nestled in the centre of Southern Great Barrier Reef, here you can walk straight from your private sanctuary on a secluded coral cay into the magical world of the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and dive

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