Texas Lifestyle Magazine — Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A Bucket List Dream Come True; October 2018

It’s the biggest single structure made from living organisms on the planet, so large that it can be seen from outer space. The world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef is made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, stretching for over 1,400 miles off the coast of Australia.

It’s a bucket list destination for many, and a long-time travel dream that I finally got to fulfill this year. Come along with me on the journey!

After spending a fun 10 days in the dynamic cities of Sydney and Brisbane, my partner Keith and I hopped on a flight north to Cairns, an oceanside city in Queensland that is the gateway to the reef for most visitors. I found it to be a pretty fun city, with tons to do from restaurants and shopping to outdoor activities and cultural attractions. We actually stayed a few minutes north of Cairns, at Machans Beach.

Read the full story at https://issuu.com/texaslifestylemag/docs/tlm_fall-2018_v1-spreads/20

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