Sailor’s secret:

Look for schools of sting rays feeding on the grassy seabed at high tide and turtles breaking for air.


Shaw Island is rugged and spectacular. Cruise to the south-west to anchor off Burning Point, at the southern end. The nearby beach is a Significant Bird Site – a nesting beach for the threatened beach stone curlew. Speed limits and visiting restrictions apply from October to March. The Great Barrier Reef supports some 215 bird species including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds.

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