Map, Australia

20120813-170442.jpgThis satellite map of Australia shows Sydney in the southeast and Queensland to the North. The Great Barrier Reef runs the length of the mainland where we plan to visit. The Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). From Sydney to Cairns is 2,400 km (1,491 miles). Port Douglas (just north of Cairns) to Brisbane is 1,770 km (1,099 miles).Brisbane to Sydney is 919 km (571 miles).

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