Up Over in the Down Under: Australia’s Hayman Island

For the ideal tropical getaway, escape to Queensland, Australia's Hayman Island.

BY Mike Stommel

February 05 2013 9:00 AM ET

The Great Barrier Reef boasts thousands of different varieties of fish and sea life. Stingrays, live corals, reef fish of all sizes, and much larger fish like the massive (and endangered) giant grouper — which can grow to weigh more than 1,300 pounds — are all part of the wildlife that inhabit the reef.

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