Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Capturing Camps of Great Barrier Reef: Fantasy Brought to Life

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The Great Barrier Reef barely needs any introduction. It is certainly one of the most pristine areas in the whole continent and arguably the nature’s most precious throne. This grand stretch of reef which extends from Gladstone to the Papua New Guinea is the most extravagant smorgasbord of vibrant underwater creatures off varied shapes and sizes.  

Want to explore the Great Barrier Reef without making a hole in your pocket? Do it the natural way by pitching a tent on an island. 

Whitsunday Islands

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Almost twelve delightfully sited camping spots are speckled on the islands of Hook, Whitsunday and Henning. The second biggest of the Whitsundays, 53-sq-km Hook Island is primarily a national stop and ascends to 450m at Hook Peak. There are various great shorelines spotted around the island, and Hook brags a share of the best diving and snorkeling locales in the Whitsundays. The resort itself is a easy going and pocket friendly place.

Lizard Island

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Dazzling shorelines, sublime coral and copious wilderness, yet for the most part you must land via plane. The awesome islands of the Lizard archipelago are grouped only 27km offshore around 100km from Cooktown. Lizard Island is a mainland island with a dry, rough and hilly landscape offering bushwalking, shimmering white swimming shorelines, and a relatively unblemished bordering reef for snorkeling and diving. Except for where the extravagance resort stands, the whole island is national park, so it welcomes anybody with zeal to explore.

Capricornia Cays

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 The most prominent camping here is on the cays of Lady Musgrave Island – a fabulous, uninhabited island that is constrained to a maximum limit of 40 campers. 

 Lady Musgrave is the ideal desert island! This mini 15-hectare cay 100km upper east of Bundaberg sits on the western edge of a dazzling, turquoise-blue reef tidal pond eminent for its sheltered swimming, snorkeling and jumping. A white-sand shoreline borders a thick shade of pisonia backwoods overflowing with perching birdlife, including terns, shearwaters and white-topped noddies. Numbers are constrained to 40 at any one time, so apply before-hand.

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