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Great Barrier Reef stars in Queensland Weekender special

23 March 2016

Queensland’s greatest natural treasure will be featured in a one-hour, prime-time television documentary to be aired this Sunday (27 March 2016).

A special edition of Channel Seven’s Queensland Weekender will take viewers inside the Great Barrier Reef, sharing the extraordinary scenery and experiences of the natural wonder.

The show will immerse viewers in the world’s largest coral and marine life kingdom which spans more than 2000kms from the Southern Great Barrier Reef to Tropical North Queensland. 

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington said the one hour feature on Sunday night (8pm) was a fantastic showcase of the reef. 

“The Great Barrier Reef covers 344,000 square kilometres as home to an amazing array of land and sea creatures,” Ms Coddington said. “It is a living treasure which is ours to protect and share with visitors from around the world.”

The show will take viewers above and below the water, introducing people who work and play on the Reef, as well as its passionate care-takers and custodians. 

“Queensland’s tourism industry is a custodian of the Reef – together the industry care for and share stories about its history and future,” Ms Coddington said. 

“This incredible natural phenomenon is right on our doorstep here in Queensland, the best address on earth.”

Queensland Weekender’s Great Barrier Reef Special will tell viewers how to get there, what to do, what to see and how to experience the incredible underwater wonderland. 

Queensland Weekender’s Great Barrier Reef Special will air on Channel Seven on Sunday 27 March at 8pm. Check out the promo here.