Australia’s most accessible fringing reef is 100 metres offshore at its closest point to the mainland, so you can simply dive in with your mask and snorkel to join the colourful underwater party. From April to July, the world’s largest fish convene in their hundreds, providing a thrilling wildlife spectacle you can view by boat or while in the water.
August marks the beginning of whale migration season with huge cetaceans observed all the way into November, while December to March sees turtles nesting, followed six to ten weeks later by hatchlings emerging and making their perilous journey to sea.
On land, there are fabulous natural attractions such as Mandu Mandu Gorge in Cape Range National Park, which provides sweeping views of the area. Saltwater Yardie Creek cuts a dramatic crevasse through this reserve, while the surrounding limestone landscape supports abundant wild emu, echidna, wallaby and kangaroo populations.