Great Barrier Reef - Lady Musgrave Island - Fitzroy Reef
The Great Barrier Reef offers a spectacular experience for the Australian Queensland holiday maker. Exploring the southern end of The Great Barrier Reef in itís unspoiled and unique display of coral cay's, a must do when visiting The Australian Queensland Discovery Coast's Towns, Agnes Water/1770.
Washed by the warm waters of the South-West Pacific Ocean the perfect environment is created for the world's largest system of coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is of such pristine condition that it was listed by the World Heritage Trust as a protected site and is therefore managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to ensure that its beauty is maintained for many generations to come. Visitors in their thousands come to marvel at the spectacular sight seeing opportunities that is unique to our area. The Wet Tropics World Heritage listed Rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other. No other place in the world offers such diversity so close to each other.
The waters of the Great Barrier Reef provide the world's busiest and most varied marine habitats. Marine life is in abundance. From the many species of coral to the sought after Black Marlin and all sizes and species of fish in-between. The varied colours of the reef's fish and other marine life will astound the visitor with colour combinations that artists haven't even dreamed of. It is the largest of the world's 552 World Heritage Areas, covering 347,000 km There are more than 2800 catalogued reefs in the area
Lady Musgrave is a coral cay set on 1200ha (3000 acres) of living reef with a deepwater coral lagoon unique to the entire Great Barrier Reef region. Lady Musgrave Island is a true coral cay and reefwalkers will discover jewel-bright starfish, sea-urchins, clams and corals exposed at high tide. Scuba divers may come face to face with a manta ray or moray eel, and snorkellers will discover giant rainbow coloured carrot fish or coral trout. In summer, turtles come ashore to lay their eggs and thousands of seabirds nest in rookeries on the uninhabited Island.
Lady Musgrve Island is a national park and there are no shops or facilities on Lady Musgrave Island. However, restricted camping is permitted for up to 50 people at a time. Campers must take their own fresh water and food. Lady Musgrave National Park is a tropical paradise abundant in pisonia forests and birdlife. Some people like to camp on Lady Musgrave Island. There are also 4WD tours available in the national park.
Fitzroy Reef Lagoon is 2000 acres of the most pristine coral reef on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, only 80 minutes from 1770. Immerse yourself in awesome beauty of Fitzroy Reef as you snorkel over coral reef teaming with a kaleidoscope of marine life, or simply enjoy an armchair view from the glass bottom boat. Become totally absorbed by the natural splendour, observing turtles, dolphins, whales and a myriad of fish species in their natural habitat. Full day cruises depart 1770 Marina at 8 am and returns 5-6 pm. Snorkel on a supervised snorkelling trail.
Explore Fitzroy coral reefs within the unspoilt lagoon with a marine biologist on board, view the marine life of Fitzroy Reef from a glass-bottom boat, enjoy morning tea and lunch. Fishing - Take home fresh reef fish fillets for dinner. Surfing the outer reef - experienced surfers only. Other activities available. What to Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers, spray jacket, towel and appetite for adventure!
Agnes Water - Town of 1770
Agnes Water - Town of 1770 Direct