Great Barrier Reef Location – Townsville Region
In the middle of North Queensland in the coastal town of Townsville. Off the coast of Townsville, there are 125 kilometres of reefs offering coral garden, amazing dropoffs and outer reefs with pinnacles and deep walls.
The most famous reef for scuba divers is the Yongala Wreck considered on the top ten wreck sites in the Word.
- Wheeler Reef
Considered ideal for night dives, it’s on the continental shelf and in the shape of a perfect circle. The options range from soft corals and isolated bommies to branching corals and plate formations. Marine life includes a buffet of fish, plus reef sharks, rays and eels.
- Yongala Wreck
This human-made reef formed from the 110 metres long SS Yongala shipwreck that became a shipwreck losing all onboard 122 lives in cyclonic weather on the 28th January 1896 one of the worst marine disasters in Australia’s history.
The SS Yongala wreck continues as one of the World’s Great Wreck scuba dives.
Advanced scuba divers will see a fantastic variety of reef life, giant sea turtles, manta rays, giant barracuda, sea snakes.
Queensland Groupers are by far the most spectacular fish on the wreck.
Marine Biologists visiting the SS Yongala claim that the wreck has a wider variety of coral than most reefs.
For Advanced Scuba divers only the SS Yongala wreck offers amazing dives with abundant marine life.
Make sure you don’t miss the chance to dive this wreck