You know, Miranda Kerr’s not the only Aussie stunner living offshore. With colours, life and warmth, the Great Barrier Reef is our very own Natural Wonder of the World. Stretching over 2000 kilometres along the coast of northern Queensland, there are hundreds of postcard-picture islands dotting the water that teems with marine life. Best yet, close by this living gem are cities and towns with resorts for every budget. And experiences you’ll retell with a glint in your eye. Best time to go? Right now! Tourism operators say August to January is when the reef is at its most delectable.