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Rockstars of the Reef

Rockstars of the Reef

With huge numbers of travellers seeking to travel more lightly and mindfully now more than ever, we thought it was a great time to introduce you to our Rockstars of the Reef. Think of this as your guide to who’s who in the world of restoration and regeneration on the Southern Great Barrier Reef! These champions are tirelessly working to ensure the health and vitality of this natural wonder, and their efforts make them the unsung heroes, and we like to think the coolest conservation crew ever.

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RECONNECT ON THE REEF

RECONNECT ON THE REEF

Schools out, beach days are in! The familiar smell of sunscreen on your skin, the feeling of finishing a book you wish you could read again for the first time, and snoozy sleep ins tucked under the cool top sheet – with the life moving faster than ever, here in Bundaberg, we live for these little moments and long summer days! And where better to relax, recharge and reconnect with the whole family than on the Southern Great Barrier Reef!

With the themes of reconnecting and rejuvenating in mind, we’re sharing with you a bit of inspo for your next family adventure, exploring a bevvy of incredible experiences that have the eco-certified tick of approval. This means that they are dedicated to sharing our world-class wonders with travelers and are always doing the right thing by the environment, so future gens can experience the Southern Great Barrier Reef magic too.

This way, you and your family can Travel for Great, and focus your energy on things like choosing whether to snorkel in the lagoon or coral gardens, if you need 2nd farm fresh ice cream for the day or which top shelf rum to taste😉

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YOUR TRAVEL FOR GREAT CHECKLIST

YOUR TRAVEL FOR GREAT CHECKLIST

Why travel for good when you can travel for Great? Here on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, we pride ourselves on being where Great Care begins, from caring for the intricate ecosystems that thrive below the oceans surface, to the rich red soil that grows 25% of Australia’s fresh produce.

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PUTTING THE TURTLES FIRST: MON REPOS’ DEDICATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

PUTTING THE TURTLES FIRST: MON REPOS’ DEDICATION TO SUSTAINABILITY

As the Southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Bundaberg is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world! Those beaches are home to 50% of the South Pacific’s nesting loggerhead turtles. So it’s no surprise that each year 30,000 people flock to Mon Repos to have an up close and personal experience with these amazing sea creatures.

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Safeguarding the Reef prioritised at Lady Musgrave’s new underwater accommodation

Safeguarding the Reef prioritised at Lady Musgrave’s new underwater accommodation

For as long as visitors have been coming to the Great Barrier Reef, they have been faced with a huge dilemma at the end of their visit: They simply don’t want to leave! It’s a problem that Brett Lakey, founder and Managing Director of the Lady Musgrave Experience, was happy to solve with a new pontoon where visitors can stay overnight on – and even in – the reef itself. It’s a unique way to experience the beauty and wonder of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

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