Frankland Group National Park islands are located to the south of Cairns, offering the shortest open water crossing to the Great Barrier Reef (just 6 miles). The day begins with a drive past rainforest clad mountains and sugarcane fields.
From the departure point, you will take a 30 minute cruise down the Mulgrave River on board the airconditioned vessel before reaching Normanby Island where you can snorkel straight from the beach over a wide variety of corals and giant clams, and see a multitude of tropical fish and turtles as they glide through the water; and keep an eye out for Nemo!
Should you prefer not to snorkel, you can view the spectacular coral from the comfort of a semi-submersible. The marine biologist does a guided island walk where the unique island ecosystem and rockpools can be explored. If you want to try scuba diving, or have a ticket, experienced dive instructors can help you enjoy a scuba dive amongst this rich underwater world.