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Caloundra, Sunshine Coast | Christmas on the Sunshine Coast, 2011 | Scenic Rim serenity | Sunshine Coast - the beaches | Sunshine Coast hinterland | Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef | Far North Queensland (2 galleries)

Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef

Wade ashore on a postcard-perfect beach, crunchy coral sand between your toes. Your sailing ketch bobs at anchor in the cove. Hawksbill turtles break the surface, bobbing up for air. Brightly-striped angelfish and butterfly fish dart about within the shallows, nipping in and out of corals, blue-tongued clams and gently waving anemones. At night the Milky Way gleams so richly it looks positively creamy.

The Whitsunday Passage runs through a chain of islands in the Coral Sea, best reached from Brisbane. Fringed with luridly-coloured coral reefs, these are drowned mountains clothed with dense forest. Back in the city, my mindís eye lingers on the areaís natural beauty and the abundant animal and marine life.

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Peppers Resort, Long Island
Peppers Resort, Long Island
Lovers Cove, Daydream Island
Lovers Cove, Daydream Island
Daydream Island
Daydream Island
Catseye Bay, Hamilton Island
Catseye Bay, Hamilton Island
Sunset at sea
Sunset at sea
Up in the rigging
Up in the rigging
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Hardy Reef, with the Reefworld  pontoon
Hardy Reef, with the Reefworld pontoon
Snorkelling at Hardy Reef
Snorkelling at Hardy Reef
schools of fish
schools of fish
Reefworld pontoon at Hardy Reef
Reefworld pontoon at Hardy Reef
Blue Monarch butterflies gather at a grass tree
Blue Monarch butterflies gather at a grass tree
At anchor, Macona Bay
At anchor, Macona Bay
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach
Posing on Whitehaven Beach
Posing on Whitehaven Beach
Solitude... Whitehaven Beach
Solitude... Whitehaven Beach