About Great Barrier Reef

This stunning three-part series takes a closer look at one of the most awe-inspiring natural structures in the world, home to diverse marine wildlife and spectacular colour.

Green sea turtle

Stretching a full 2,000 kilometres in length and made up of 3,000 individual reef systems and hundreds of islands, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is breathtakingly beautiful. Selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981, it's one of the wonders of the natural world.

Great Barrier Reef provides a definitive guide to the secrets of the reef - how it was created, how it works, the intricate relationships between its inhabitants and how climate change and other factors might shape its future. Using the latest specialist filming and visual techniques, the series captures the magic of the reef as it has never been seen before.