Great Barrier Reef, Australia Tokyo's Secret Island Paradise 5 months ago   03:02

Queensland, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is nature’s greatest gift to Australia. It is a mosaic alive with diversity with over 4,000 coral reefs, cays and islands and is home to thousands of species. The Great Barrier Reef is a living treasure to be cherished, respected and protected, for now and into the future.

1. A Family Holiday on the Great Barrier Reef:
2. Learn why the Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site:
3. Great Barrier Reef Facts:
4. Snorkelling with Minke Whales:
5. The Best Dive Sites on the Great Barrier Reef:

Experience the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia:

Comments 186 Comments

Arthur Lin
I had been in Cairns, but no touch in great barrier reef.
Fred G. Sanford
How does Capt. James Cook get credit for discovering the reef, if the Aboriginal Australians had already been there and utilized the system???
Is it THAT hard, even in 2019, for the history books to say: "The Great Barrier Reef, discovered by the Aboriginal Australians........"?
Filip SRB05
The best video I have ever seen 🙂
Mia Miva
I never tire of watching Great Barrier Reef is so wonderful Mary types of living things
Hope Great Barrier Reef live forever
T Lannister
Any McDonalds along the way? I might visit
Jason Cox
Now you vote for liberal that the end of great barrier reef
We hope your proud
Coal mind will go head and kill all of us kid in future
At lease Europe has stop coal
But Australia think of greed of lndina power at cost the people of the world
The lib think of business stock holders not the poor worker hard people who can pay election bill
Europe hope that Australia would change big mistake it was.
Sorry for great barrier reef
Silvana Chemen
I love this video, my family watches it once at least every week. We have been watching it for 7 years now!!! I love the great barrier reef!!!
Reynald Relato
Great Burial Reefer
Md Ali
How beautiful natura
Xiaoxuan Wang
Going there in two days
patel sanjaykumar
Nice place
Rxhmat _
Song name?
Zuzar 17
life goal to go to this heaven
Husain Jeevanjee
it is so amazing for Australia that it has one of the 7 wonders of the world The Great Barrier Reef!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nate wolf
We need to save the planet.
Prabhjyot Singh
Beautiful! Always wanted to swim there!
I loved watching the full 3 hours of this documentary... right up to the end... where it then became a disinformation ad for the global warming narrative... now that is sad! Our climate isn’t affected by humans.. it IS affected by the natural cycles of the sun and earth’s changing magnetic field. I guess the producers got their funding from the global warming advocates from some foundation spawned out of the UN.
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Tokyo's Secret Island Paradise Great Barrier Reef, Australia 5 months ago   24:50

Jurassic Park may be the first thing that comes to mind when you see Aogashima Island from the air - but yes, THIS IS TOKYO!
It's famous for having a volcano inside a volcano surrounded by dense jungle. It's also considered the smallest town in Japan and the hardest place in Japan to get to. There is no direct transportation to Aogashima. These facts are what make Aogashima the best kept secret in Tokyo!

★ The Ogasawara video is out!
Travel 1000km further for Tokyo's distant island paradise!

The island is unspoiled.
The pristine jungles and beautiful ocean views are like scenes from the movies.

▶︎ Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Hachijojima / 50 minutes
▶︎ Helicopter to Aogashima - 20 minutes / 11,530 Yen
Note: You have to take the first flight to catch the helicopter or spend the night. Only 1 helicopter flight per day.
Sea (Ferry)
▶︎ Takeshiba Pier (Tokyo) to Hachijojima 11-12 hours / Tokai Kisen Line /
▶︎ Hachijojima to Aogashima / 3 hours / Izu Shoto Kaihatsu Line
Note: The ferry to Aogashima is often canceled so don't rely on this if you need to be back to Tokyo for a flight etc. It can be delayed for as long as 1 week depending on weather!

The town is located 200 meters up off the sea. There is no airport and this island is only accessible by helicopter and ferry. The port is one of the most challenging to dock at in the world so when the sea is rough or the wind is too strong, ferries are often canceled. Visitors may be stranded here for a week or more if the weather turns bad.

★ Ao-Chu Shochu distillery
★ Aogashima heliport
★ The volcanic island steamer (for lunch)
★ The island sauna
★ Oyamatenbo Park (Observation Area) for the view over the crater and the sky at night
★ Aogashima Port
★ Maruyama & Shrine

★ Torinabe (Chicken Soup Pot)
★ Ashitaba (an island leaf / herb that's used in cooking)
★ Island fish in season
Note: you can ask your inn about trying these at scheduled meals

1) You must have a reservation to stay somewhere before arriving. Lodging is limited. Call ahead, even for camping.
2) There is an ATM at the post office but come with cash just in case
3) Helicopters are often sold out a month in advance. Ferry tickets are easy to get but your departure date may not be convenient.
4) Walking is possible everywhere but many tourists rent a car. Other tourists may pick you up if you hitchhike. It takes 80 minutes to walk from the heliport to Aogashima pier.

▶︎ Aogashima's Official Page
▶︎ Tokyo's Island Helicopter Service (Online Reservations)
▶︎ Ao-chu (青酎) Aogashima Island Shochu Brand
(Hotel / Inn) Onyado Tomotame / 御宿為朝 telephone: +81 4996-9-0410 owner: Kyoko-san (Japanese only)
▶︎ Aogashimamura Camping Ground telephone: 04996-9-0111 
email contact:

Special thank you to Akira-san, Yoshino-san, Kyoko-san and Moemi-san and all the kind residents of Aogashima who made me feel a part of the island family!

I stayed on the island from July 23 to July 30.
Drone scenes shot with the DJI MAVIC PRO

Music Credits:
▷ TEKNOAXE (love his stuff)
Jungle - a Royal Feast / Bedtime Story Adventures - Piano/Background
▷ Groovy Baby by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
▷ Out of the Skies, Under the Earth by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

▷ SUBTITLES: If you'd like to help out and submit a subtitle in your language, I'd really appreciate it so we can reach more people! THANK YOU! You'll be listed as a collaborator for this video too :) -john

This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.