Covering 344,400 sq km in area, The Great Barrier Reef actually extends over 14 degrees of latitude and you can see it from space! The vastness is equal parts extraordinary to the 3,000 coral reefs, 600 continental islands, 300 coral cays and 150 inshore mangrove islands it hosts. To put it into perspective, the Great Barrier Reef is bigger than Victoria and Tasmania combined. Whether you choose to hop the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, explore the extensive range of native flora and fauna on Great Keppel Island (pictured), the Great Barrier Reef is unmissable. It’s also home to Luxury Lodge, Qualia, which is consistently rated one of the best in the world.