Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National Park

Cairns, Cairns Area

Michaelmas Cay, part of Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National Park, is one of the most important seabird breeding sites in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Michaelmas Cay is a small, low sand cay, covered by grasses and low-growing plants. Upolu Cay is a low, unvegetated sand cay.

From the fenced beach access area on Michaelmas Cay, watch seabirds nesting and tending their young without disturbing them. Marvel at the sight of up to 30,000 seabirds occupying the cay at peak nesting periods during summer. Look for sooty terns, common noddies and crested terns. Admire huge flocks of seabirds filling the sky. Go snorkelling to explore the diverse surrounding reefs. Public moorings are provided for private boats.

Open Times

Public Holiday: Access outside of the roped off area on the beach is restricted to protect breeding seabirds. ...... Access to Michaelmas Cay beach is allowed between 0930 and 1500

Other Information


Children are welcome.
Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National and Marine Park
Cairns, Cairns Area

Find What's Nearby

Choose a category:
Min: Max:
Displaying 1-3 of 3
Sort by:

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
From AU$155.00 - 410.00
Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia, located only 29 kilometres off Cairns. Just 45 minutes by Fast Cat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers affordable 4.5 star accommodation including Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, Beach Cabins and Self-contained Apartments. The resort facilities include a beach front restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive shop, indoor cinema, Foxy's bar, a general store and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. There are plenty of activities for the whole family at Fitzroy Island including sea kayaking, snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, glass bottom boat tours, walking trails, paddle boarding, fish feeding, dive lessons and dive tours as well as its own cinema and games room. Camping is also available. Fast Cat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic...

Bloomfield Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$468.00 - 1220.00
Nestled within the magnificent ecosystem of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, on the shores of the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, Bloomfield can lay claim to be one of Australia's most remote luxury retreats and offers a truly unique and relaxing way to experience the tropical rainforest and far North Queensland. Bloomfield Lodge has been carefully designed to blend into the beauty of the rainforest. With a maximum of 36 guests, Bloomfield has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Besides the peace and tranquillity that is Bloomfield's essence, activities are plentiful. Take a trip to the reef, explore the rainforest, go croc spotting on the Bloomfield River, spend a day fishing or take advantage of the relaxing spa treatments. Bloomfield offers quality cuisine, matched with premium wines, served in the comfort of the open-air dining room, mealtimes are relaxed and social. Arriving at Bloomfield is half the fun. A thrilling two hour journey; a courtesy car from your accommodation, scenic flight over the dazzling coastline, a short trip by road and a river cruise then as the boat lets down its wheels and is pulled ashore for the driest of landings the magic of Bloomfield takes over.

Green Island Resort

Green Island, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$695.00 - 799.00
Located 27 kilometres across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Green Island Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled among the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, Green Island Resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation and unparalleled access to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, and a spectacular array of bird and marine life. With just 46 air-conditioned suites, each features private balconies with either rainforest or pool views. Indulge in rejuvenating massage treatments or a gourmet picnic hamper on the beach, or for the more adventurous, revel in snorkelling and scuba diving the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Your stay can be as active or relaxing as you please. A variety of free activities include snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, beach volleyball, self-guided rainforest walks, guided evening nature walks, glass bottom boat tours and daily fish feeding presentations. By night, enjoy the nature experiences and serenity of this island retreat. Watch the sun set with complimentary sunset drinks, followed by dinner in the signature Emeralds Restaurant where fresh local produce is always on the menu, or even private beach dining. Fast catamaran transfers from Cairns are included in room rates.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-3 of 3
Sort by:

Explore the Region