Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a coral formation, the largest in the world, located off the Pacific coast of , . This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to a spectacular array of marine life and offers awesome diving opportunities.
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is a 6000 year old coral cay located in Great Barrier Reef, just 27 km offshore from the tropical North Queensland city of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a continental island offshore from Cape Grafton, 29 km south-east of , , Australia. Photo: ogwen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an island in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of , .

Great Barrier Reef

Latitude of center
-16.35° or 16° 21' south
Longitude of center
145.9° or 145° 54' east
Open­Street­Map ID
node 4910758821
Geo­Names ID
2164628
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Groot Koraalrif
  • Amharic: ታላቁ ገዳቢ ተሬ
  • Arabic: Great Barrier Reef
  • Arabic: الحيد المرجاني العظيم
  • Aragonese: Gran barrera de coral
  • Armenian: Մեծ Արգելախութ
  • Armenian: Մեծ արգելախութ
  • Assamese: বৃহৎ প্ৰবাল প্ৰাচীৰ
  • Asturian: Gran barrera de coral
  • Azerbaijani: Böyük Sədd rifi
  • Balinese: Great Barrier Reef
  • Bashkir: Оло Барьерлы риф
  • Basque: Koral Hesi Handia
  • Basque: Koralezko Barrera Handia
  • Bavarian: Great Barrier Reef
  • Belarusian: Вялікі бар'ерны рыф
  • Belarusian: Вялікі бар’ерны рыф
  • Bengali: গ্রেট ব্যারিয়ার রিফ
  • Bhojpuri: ग्रेट बैरियर रीफ
  • Bosnian: Veliki koralni greben
  • Breton: Kouraleg Vras
  • Bulgarian: Голям бариерен риф
  • Burmese: မဟာ ဘယ်ရီယာ သန္တာကျောက်တန်းကြီး
  • Catalan: Gran Barrera de Corall
  • Cebuano: Great Barrier Reef
  • Central Kurdish: بەربەستی مەزنی ڕیف
  • Chechen: Йоккха Барьерин риф
  • Chinese: Tāi-pó-chiau
  • Chinese: 大堡礁
  • Croatian: Veliki koraljni greben
  • Czech: Velká útesová bariéra
  • Czech: Velký bariérový útes
  • Czech: Velký korálový útes
  • Danish: Great Barrier Reef
  • Dhivehi: ގްރޭޓް ބެރިއަރ ރީފް
  • Dutch: Groot Barriererif
  • Dutch: Groot Barrièrerif
  • Esperanto: Granda Barilrifo
  • Esperanto: Granda barilrifo
  • Estonian: Suur Vallrahu
  • Faroese: Korallrivið Mikla
  • Fiji Hindi: Great Barrier Reef
  • Finnish: Iso valliriutta
  • French: Grande Barrière
  • French: Grande barrière de corail
  • French: grande barrière de corail
  • Galician: Gran Barreira de Coral
  • Gan Chinese: 大堡礁
  • Georgian: დიდი ბარიერული რიფი
  • German: Barrier-Riff
  • German: Great-Barrier-Reef
  • German: Great Barrier Reef
  • German: Großes Barriereriff
  • German: Großes Barrierriff
  • Greek: Μεγάλος Κοραλλιογενής Ύφαλος
  • Guianese Creole French: Gran baryèr di koray
  • Hebrew: שונית המחסום הגדולה
  • Hindi: ग्रेट बैरियर रीफ
  • Hungarian: Nagy-korallzátony
  • Icelandic: Kóralrifið mikla
  • Ido: Granda Koralio-barilo
  • Iloko: Nalatak a Bangen ti Raw-ang
  • Indonesian: Karang Penghalang Besar
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Grande Barriera de Corallo
  • Irish: An Mhórsceir Bhacainneach
  • Italian: Grande barriera corallina
  • Jamaican Creole English: Griet Baria Riif
  • Japanese: グレートバリアリーフ
  • Japanese: グレート・バリア・リーフ
  • Javanese: Karang Malang Gedhé
  • Javanese: Karang malang gedhé
  • Kabiyè: Koorayi Tilimiye Kɩkaɣyɛ
  • Kannada: ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾದ ಹವಳದ ದಿಬ್ಬಗಳು
  • Karachay-Balkar: Уллу барьер риф
  • Kazakh: Үлкен тосқауыл рифі
  • Kirghiz: Чоң Тоскоол рифи
  • Korean: 그레이트배리어리프
  • Kurdish: Besta Mezin a Mercanî
  • Kurdish: Besta binavî ya mezin
  • Ladin: Gran bariera coralina
  • Lao: Nalatak a Bangen ti Raw-ang
  • Latin: Magna Curalii Obex
  • Latvian: Lielais Barjerrifs
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Resife-Parador Grande
  • Literary Chinese: 大堡礁
  • Lithuanian: Didysis barjerinis rifas
  • Luxembourgish: Great Barrier Reef
  • Macedonian: Голем Корален Гребен
  • Maithili: ग्रेट ब्यारियर रिफ
  • Malay: Terumbu Sawar Besar
  • Malayalam: ഗ്രേറ്റ് ബാരിയർ റീഫ്
  • Marathi: ग्रेट बॅरियर रीफ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-pó-chiau
  • Mingrelian: დიდი ბარიერული რიფი
  • Mirandese: Grande Barreira de Coral
  • Mongolian: Их шүрэн далан
  • Nepali: ग्रेट ब्यारियर रिफ
  • Nepali: ग्रेट ब्यारियर रीफ
  • Newari: ग्रेट ब्यारियर रिफ
  • Northern Frisian: Great Barrier Reef
  • Norwegian: Great Barrier Reef
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Great Barrier Reef
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Det store barriererevet
  • Occitan (post 1500): Granda Barrièra de Coralh
  • Panjabi: ਗਰੇਟ ਬੈਰੀਅਰ ਰੀਫ਼
  • Panjabi: ਗਰੇਟ ਰੀਫ ਬੈਰੀਅਰ
  • Persian: دیواره بزرگ مرجانی
  • Persian: سد بزرگ مرجانی
  • Piemontese: Granda Bariera Coralin-a
  • Polish: Wielka Rafa Koralowa
  • Portuguese: Grande Barreira de Coral
  • Romanian: Marea Barieră de Corali
  • Russian: Большо́й Барье́рный риф
  • Russian: Большой Барьерный риф
  • Rusyn: Великый барєрний ріф
  • Samogitian: Dėdlīsės barjerėnis rėfs
  • Scots: Great Barrier Reef
  • Serbian: Велики корални гребен
  • Serbo-Croatian: Veliki koraljni greben
  • Sicilian: Granni Barriera Curaddina
  • Slovak: Veľká koralová bariéra
  • Slovenian: Veliki koralni greben
  • South Azerbaijani: بؤیوک مرجان دیواری
  • Spanish: Gran Barrera de Coral
  • Spanish: Gran barrera de coral
  • Swahili: Great Barrier Reef
  • Swedish: Great Barrier Reef (rev i Australien)
  • Swedish: Stora barriärrevet
  • Swiss German: Great Barrier Reef
  • Tagalog: Bahura ng Gran Barrera
  • Tamil: பெருந் தடுப்புப் பவளத்திட்டு
  • Tamil: பெரும் தடுப்புப் பவளத்திட்டு
  • Thai: เกรตแบร์ริเออร์รีฟ
  • Tosk Albanian: Great Barrier Reef
  • Turkish: Büyük Set Resifi
  • Turkmen: Uly Barýer rifi
  • Ukrainian: Великий бар'єрний риф
  • Urdu: عظیم حائل شعب
  • Uzbek: Katta toʻsiq rifi
  • Venetian: Gran bariera coraƚina
  • Veps: Sur' Zaborkrif
  • Vietnamese: Rạn san hô Great Barrier
  • Võro: Suur Korallirahu
  • Waray (Philippines): Dungganan nga Makaurulang nga Monbón
  • Welsh: Barriff Mawr
  • Western Frisian: Grut Barriêrerif
  • Western Panjabi: گریٹ بیریئر ریف
  • Wu Chinese: 大堡礁
  • Yakut: Улахан Харгыс Арыылар
  • Yiddish: גרויסער באריער ריף
  • Yue Chinese: 大堡礁
  • Bol'shoy Bar'yernyy Rif
  • Granne barriere coralline
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Great Barrier Reefs
  • Великий Бар'єрний риф

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