Started: 16 Jun 2019 08:00
Next Start: 30 Jul 2019 08:00
Next End: 31 Jul 2019 17:00
This is a Free Event.
WALK TO THE REEF
King Reef is the largest fringing reef on the great barrier reef and it is a long way to the next one!
It is part of the Great Barrier Reef and heritage listed. King Reef features hundreds of examples of all three coral types - hard, soft and flowering. The warm, shallow waters are home to a myriad of marine life including tropical reef fish, the world-famous painted crays, manta rays and giant clams. Our beach is a rare nesting ground for turtles and you will see many different species of turtle on King Reef.
On our winter low tides King Reef is exposed and it is possible to walk out to explore this fascinating reef.
2019 Walk to the Reef Dates:
June – 16, 17 & 30
July – 16, 30 & 31
August – 27, 28, 29 & 31
September – 26, 27, 28 & 29
What You Need to Know:
This is a free self walk experience, there are no guided tours
You will need to wear shoes - reef shoes work well. Crocs and thongs do not work!
You will get wet! We walk out with the outgoing tide through thigh deep water
The walk to the reef is about 800m and takes 30 - 45 mins. This is not an easy stroll!
Check the time of low tide before you depart and make sure you are walking back in to the beach at low tide
Do not be the last person out there!
Be careful where you are walking - stick to the sandy areas and do not stand on the coral
Leave only footprints and only bring back any plastic you find out there!
If you have any further questions please contact the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.