What you do

Visitors to the Great Barrier Reef are looking for a wide range of experiences. Almost all of them are motivated by an interest in seeing the Great Barrier Reef, learning about nature, being in a natural place and experiencing something new and different. It is the 'how' and 'where' they experience the Reef that varies greatly. Some like to come with family and friends, others like to meet new people; some are seeking excitement, others want to rest and relax; some are looking to learn new skills and others are simply seeking to escape their normal routine.

Over the years, a range of tourism products has gradually developed to meet the expectations of visitors to the Reef. Find out more about what you can do in your type of operation:

Also take the time to learn more about the area you operate in and how you can be a high standard operator in all that you do.

  • Free zoning app

    Zoning maps

    If you're heading out on the water, download and use the free zoning app so you know where you can go and what you can do.

  • Important milestone

    40 years anniversary

    We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Visit the Reef

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    Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.

  • What you can do

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    Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.

  • Report marine strandings


    If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

  • Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

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    A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Current Conditions

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    Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef