Michaelmas Cay a bird sanctuary on the Outer Barrier Reef

Michaelmas Cay - reef trip

Michaelmas Cay is a 1.5 hectare sand cay, 40 km north east of Cairns,  a national park within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park .   Michaelmas Cay lies within the traditional sea country of the Kunggandji People

a sandy island cay famous for its sea bird sanctuary. When conditions are rough at other reefs, here divers will find a sheltered, clear and calm space of beautiful coral gardens safe for both snorkelling and scuba diving.

The vegetation on Michaelmas Cay is low growing and consists of Stalky grass, beach spinifex, goatsfoot, and others

bird life on Michaelmas Cay an important as a breeding site for several species of terns & Common noddies

Green Turtles sometimes nest on Michaelmas Cay

the surrounding reefs are home to Giant Clams

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