The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system and attracts more than two million visitors annually. As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, this magnificent reef has a lot we can be proud of.

Brush up on some Great Barrier Reef trivia and impress your friends with these 5 fun facts.

1. It’s more than one reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 2,900 individual reefs.

2. It’s the same size as Germany

The 2,600 kilometre reef is approximately the same size as Italy, Germany, Malaysia and Japan.

3. It’s a haven for snakes 

17 different species of sea snake call the Great Barrier Reef home.

4. It’s a tourism cash cow

The reef generates around $5 - 6 billion in tourism revenue each year.

5. It’s the largest living organism in the world

Our spectacular reef is the single largest living organism in the world.