Great Detached Reef Dive Site
Situated north of Cooktown, close to the Queensland cape, Great Detached Reef is a large complex of several reefs sitting on an old fossil mountain range. With roughly 46 kilometres of edge, wall diving is spectacular here, with steep cliffs dropping down to over 400 metres and small caves scattered across the reef walls. Barracuda, trevally and sharks, along with schools of basslets, fusiliers and sometimes blue-lined snapper, peer over the edges of the Great Detached Reef, while moray eels, lobster, shrimp and nudibranch pocket the coral and rock surfaces. Large potato cod as well as manta rays and turtles are also frequent visitors.
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What’s on nearby
Sports7 - 9 Jun 2019
Weipa Fishing Classic
Three days of non-stop fishing action – Cape York’s premier and most exciting fishing competition. Local and interstate anglers compete for a record prize pool of more than $100,000 up for grabs.View event
Sports21 - 23 Sep 2019
Cardiac ChallengeView event
Arts & CultureJul 2020
NPA Culture Festival – Keep the Flame of Culture BurningView event
Arts & Culture3 - 5 Jul 2020
Laura Aboriginal Dance FestivalView event
Arts & Culture14 - 16 Jun 2019
Cooktown Discovery FestivalView event
Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef
“The actions of people across the planet will define the future of the Great Barrier Reef.”
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We all have a responsibility to protect our natural heritage. The threats to the Great Barrier Reef are real and immediate, but if we respond now with action not apathy, there is hope.
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