The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, Whitsundays


The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. The Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 tropical islands located 34 miles off the coast of Queensland, next to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Small List

Best Place to Stay

qualia – A private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island qualia is recognized by Condé Nast Traveler on the USA and UK Gold Lists and Hot Lists. qualia is a unique expression of Australian luxury. The destination continues to set new benchmarks in global luxury travel by providing a distinctly Australian experience. The focus is on exceeding guest expectations. And they do it well!

Best Restaurant

Coca Chu – Coca Chu offers a fun, fresh menu inspired by the hawker-style street food of South East Asia. Coca Chu is fun, relaxed and located peacefully overlooking Catseye Beach.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef
Hayman Island
Hayman Island
qualia on Hamilton Island
Heart Reef Whitsundays