Great Barrier Reef

Cairns • Frankland Islands

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Frankland Islands

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, supporting an extraordinary diversity of life including many vulnerable or endangered species.  More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef; including the clownfish, Maori Wrasse, Manta Rays, Cuttlefish and six of the seven species of Sea Turtle!

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an underwater adventure just waiting to be explored by snorkellers and scuba divers.  The Great Barrier Reef – Australia’s most prized of possessions, attracts over 2 million people each year to its shores, who want the chance to not only see, but be submerged into one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. 

Frankland Islands

The Frankland Islands group is a collection of 5 incredibly picturesque, uninhabited islands approximately 45km from Cairns.  The Frankland Islands have special significance for the Mandingalby Yidinji and Gungandji Aboriginal people who fished, hunted and gathered food on these islands and the adjacent sea country.  Part of an ancient coastal mountain range cut off from the mainland several thousand years ago these islands were named by Captain James Cook in 1770.  The jungles, mangroves, beaches and reefs are fully protected under Australian law making the waters around the islands a haven for all manner of marine species including turtles and manta rays.

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