Reef Resources - The Whitsundays QLD
The Whitsundays, Queensland.
24°C Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny

The World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is a vast ecosystem. With one of the world’s most unique collections of biodiversity, it stretches 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast.

The Tourism industry provides pivotal information connecting their visitors to the reef and presenting the values of this World Heritage Area to the millions that visit each year. Like coral reefs globally, the Great Barrier Reef is under pressure from climate change and other threats, however, it continues to remain a beautiful and vibrant ecosystem.

The crews throughout the marine tourism industry in The Whitsundays play a key role in educating our visiting guests on the methods of protection as well as sharing the dos and don’ts of visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Marine tourism is vital in creating educational awareness, our operators and crews encourage guests to become ambassadors of the reef and make changes in their lives that can lead to better outcomes for this natural wonder. Everything from reducing carbon emissions, reducing chemicals that run into the waterways to making small changes around their own homes.

Our industry strives to provide an incredible experience for guests while being conscious of educating visitors to our beautiful region about how to enjoy the Reef while ensuring there is no negative impact on the environment.

Industry Resources

Tourism and Events Queensland offer a wide selection of resources on The Great Barrier Reef for industry. Click here to access the resources available.

Great Barrier Reef Snapshot

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Australia's national science agency CSIRO has released Reef snapshot 2019-20, providing a summary of the conditions faced by the Reef this summer and what it means for corals. For the full snapshot click here

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) - Reef Health webpage

The Great Barrier Reef makes up about 10 percent of the world's coral reef ecosystems and is one of the best known and most complex natural systems on Earth. As Australia’s lead management agency for the Reef, GBRMPA monitor Reef conditions very closely. For updates on the Great Barrier Reef including information on myth-busting coral bleaching click here

Master Reef Guides

Master Reef Guides are the world’s leading guides, interpreters, and storytellers who share the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Providing up-to-date information on the Reef, these reef ambassadors share their stories of the World Heritage Area and explain what you can do to make a difference. Click here to find out more about the Master Reef Guide program.

Check out the below video on Becoming a Master Reef Guide on the Great Barrier Reef


Subscribe to our newsletter to receive monthly deals, news and events! Subscribe