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Planning your visit

If you're lucky enough to be visiting the Great Barrier Reef, get some tips to help you prepare for your visit.

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Experiences on offer

Find out more about the many tourism experiences on offer in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Current conditions on the Reef

Each summer, we keep an eye on the Great Barrier Reef (the Reef) to see how it’s faring, as this period brings an increased risk to the Reef from coral bleaching, extreme weather and flooding.

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Tourists take a sunset cruise on a catamaran in waters off Townsville

Choosing a high standard tourism operation

These operators are ecologically sustainable and help to protect and present the Marine Park to a consistently high standard.

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Responsible Reef Practices

Enjoy the many different activities and experiences on the Great Barrier Reef in a responsible and Reef-friendly way.

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Zoning

Zoning applies in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Find out where you can go and what you can do. Penalties apply for not following the zoning rules.

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