Michaelmas Cay, Cairns

4.3
#1 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
An important breeding site for terns, Michaelmas Cay is a protected area teeming with life. The terns are sometimes joined by turtle species that nest along the cays. These nesting sites are a vital resource for scientists studying these species, and you'll often see photographers snapping photos or scientists jotting down notes. The area where the birds live is densely vegetated due to the abundant bird droppings (an excellent fertilizer), in contrast to the rocky terrain of the rest of the cays. Make Michaelmas Cay a part of your Cairns vacation plans using our Cairns trip builder .
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  • well staffed and organized cruise to diving and snorkeling Great Barrier Reef. they don't fill the boat so it wasn't crowded and plenty of staff to guide and identify fish and other features of reef. ...  more »
  • When the travel schedule, Green Island is famous, who's a lot from Miko MASKEY is good, and we have taught. Anyway in the beautiful contrast of the sandy beach and the sea and sky, I was impressed. Snorkeling is also here for the first time experienced is a lot of fun. However, really salty, I was surprised. Told me that if I let the diver's world 2 second salty I'm...
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