First step is to book the ferry across, which takes about 45 minutes. You can phone or book on-line. We went for a day trip but you can also stay at the resort which gives you access to additional facilities such as a pool, useful in stinger season! At the ferry jetty there is a map which shows all the walks you can do. The first walk we did was along the Secret Garden track, which ended at a small timbered structure. Other visitors recommended walking around it and following the path further up the hill. After a short walk you come to a weathered seat. This area is far more beautiful and is surrounded by birds nest ferns. The walks takes about 30 minutes, longer for photos and soaking up the serenity. Nudey Beach track is a lovely winding walk through rainforest and listed at 45 minutes. Walk along the beach, have a swim, snorkel or just soak up the beautiful view. Contrary to its name, you cannot bathe here without a swimsuit! We enjoyed a very delicious burger and yummy chips at Foxy's. The food and drinks are expensive but you are on an island in the Great Barrier Reef, so just accept it!! Then we did the Summit track starting at the campground. We are not fit walkers and found it a very tough climb. For all the agony of trembling muscles, the views at each turn just got better and better. There is a small timber structure with a seat at the top. Allow 1.5 hours to reach the summit on this route. You can see for miles all around. We then headed for the inactive lighthouse. The walk down was steep but not as long as the walk up. It may be a little easier to make the ascent from that side. We walked to the lighthouse and enjoyed the view. An old concrete road leads from the foot of the hill to the lighthouse and back to the campground. While the path back is hilly, it is much easier going than the south track. We came across a green tree snake (it was actually black, identified by its yellow belly) and several species of lizards and birds.
We enjoyed a dip in the deliciously warm ocean - be aware of stinger season and follow the recommendations provided regarding wearing a stinger suit. You can hire a suit
I would recommend you bring water if you are doing lots of walking, camera, shoes, thongs for walking on the coral beach (it is painful underfoot if you have sensitive feet).
Other activities include visiting the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (bookings required, fee), glass bottom boat tours (fee), snorkelling (fee) and kayak hire (fee). Free fish feeding occurs on the jetty twice each day. There is a general store where you can buy drinks, food and souvenirs and you can hire lockers.
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