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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  • Brilliant day trip with Ocean Spirit. Everything so well organised. Loved the semi submersible. Not good swimmers but the staff were so helpful and patient that we were able to say we had snorkelled.....  more »
  • We get there with Sailing Whitsundays cruise, so the pictures on the "brochure" to sell the tripe is VERY BEAUTIFUL but the reality is completely different so be CAREFULL because this company sell...  more »
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