Cassowary Coast News

Frankland Island Reef Cruises - Additional Cruise Day For School Holidays

Posted: 22 Jun 2020

The first weekend of school holidays has already sold out, so we have added an additional cruise day on Monday, 29th June. Head over to www.franklandislands.com.au to book your space and enjoy a day out on the Great Barrier Reef.



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40% Off For Locals From June 13 2020.

Posted: 09 Jun 2020

From the 13th of June 2020 locals can travel to Frankland Island for the day for just $59 per person with Frankland Island Reef Cruises.


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New Transfer Only Option Available.

Posted: 09 Jun 2020

The new transfer-only option starts on June 13 2020. Bring your gear and an esky and enjoy exclusive access to this hidden Cairns gem for $99. 



Frankland Island Reef Cruises departs from Deeral just 45 minutes’ drive south of Cairns.


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We Have Some Exciting News!

Posted: 09 Apr 2019

We have been recognised by Visit Queensland, Australia as a Best Of Queensland Experience! We love sharing our hidden gem with visitors and our crew loves sharing their knowledge of the islands and the Great Barrier Reef! #FranklandIslands


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Transfers To / From Mission Beach

Posted: 05 Feb 2019

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises are excited to now offer transfers to and from Mission Beach, Tully and Innisfail, to our mainland departure point at Deeral. These are provided by an external operator and payment can be made to them direct.


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Dragon Limousines Introduces Maserati Quattroporte To Cairns.

Posted: 02 Jan 2019

Dragon Tours and Limousines 2017 Maserati Quattroporte a hand built Luxury Italian Limousine. This vehicle is just under 5.3 m so it’s larger than a Holden Caprice or a Mercedes S350 L - it’s a large state of the art limousine. It’s not a Tarago a Caprice

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Dunk Island Transfers Is Now Live On The Tourism Town Marketplace!

Posted: 21 Dec 2018

Check availability book instantly on the Tourism Town Marketplace: https://www.tourismtown.com/stores/cassowary-coast/travel-transfers.12/dunk-island-transfers.2217/



Get to Dunk Island in comfort in the custom designed 10 metre long vessel with seating f

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We Have Transfers Available Or You Can Self-drive Down To Deeral.

Posted: 10 Dec 2018

Enjoy the scenic drive past rainforest clad mountain ranges and open fields of sugar cane. It takes approximately 45 minutes from Cairns city to the departure point at 169 Ross Road#FranklandIslands


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Bridal Party

Posted: 25 Oct 2018

With permission I share this beautiful photo from Friday of the Bridal Party - we were lucky to be retained to do the Transport. Don’t they look awesome - and a really wonderful bunch of People celebrating their friends wedding. It was a lovely day with a

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Yaps Paw Paddle

Posted: 27 Jun 2018

We held a Paw Paddle on Saturday the 23rd June to raise funds for Yaps We managed to raise $835, a fantastic effort! We had lots of happy pooches come along with their owners for an adventure down the Babinda creek. A Big thanks to sponsors Babinda Bakery...

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Let The Travel Alliance Group Make Your Visit To Far North Queensland A Memorial One!

Posted: 20 Mar 2018

Let the Travel Alliance Group make your visit to far north queensland a memorial one!

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How Turtley Terrific!

Posted: 20 Jul 2017

Did you know that at mating time, females and males migrate to the beach where they were born, following the magnetic fields of the Earth as their guide. The migrations can be over 2000 kilometers long. How Turtley Terrific!

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New Promo Video For Cruise & Dive Frankland Islands

Posted: 26 May 2017

Your weekend to do list - escape to a tropical island. We can make this happen with our Locals Discounted rate of $150. Book now and pack your beach bag!

Watch it here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/cruise-dive-frankland-islands.1905/

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To Swim With Turtle’s

Posted: 19 Apr 2017

To swim with a sea turtle is a dream that most people share. So graceful, in the coral sea’s clear water, as they glide by with not a care in the world. But as we’re taken in by the beauty of this pre-historic animal, we often forget how fortunate we are

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Plant A Rainforest Project

Posted: 04 Jun 2009

Rainforest Rescue will be continuing with their amazingly successful Plant a Rainforest Project in the Daintree from the 22nd to the 26th of June and from the 29th of June to the 3rd of July. The trees have grown incredibly well in the tropical climate. If you live in or will be visiting the Daintree during that time please come along and join us. For exact locations of the plantings on each day please contact our Conservation Manager David Cook on 0407 178 495 or email david@rainforestrescue.org.au. If you can't make it to the Daintree remember you can always sponsor additional trees to make our forest grow.

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New Look Rainforest Rescue Website

Posted: 11 Oct 2008

Rainforest Rescue has just launched its new look website. We have designed it so it is easier to navigate and we have added a Rainforest Blog packed full of news and useful information about our precious rainforests. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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Rainforest Rescue Purchases 10th Daintree Property. No. 11 Coming Up

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

Rainforest Rescue announces the purchase of a tenth property through the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.This is extremely good news for the critically endangered Southern Cassowary. It prevents another housing development with all its associated dangers – dogs, loss of corridors, traffic and road kills – from destroying the delicately balanced habitat of this “keystone” species of the rainforest. Property No. 10 is essential habitat for this fabulous big bird, whose numbers are far fewer than the already low previous estimates.The vegetation type is described as wet to very wet vine forest with emergent large-fruited red mahogany, having a rainforest understorey merging into simple to complex mesophyll to notophyll vine forest. The biodiversity values of this latter ecosystem type are described as being “very species rich”. Lofty clumps of locally endemic fan palms and black palms grace the northern sector of the property whilst two species of cycad and numerous ferns abound in the denser southern part. These include the King Fern, which, with fronds up to 5 metres long, is reputed to be the largest of all ferns. It is as a primitive plant, very similar types having been around for 300 million years.The process is now underway to have to have the land protected in perpetuity by an Act of the Queensland Parliament by having the property declared as the Tree Friends Nature Refuge.In announcing this major step forward, Executive Officer Kelvin Davies was especially proud that it has been achieved without any government funding. “It’s a significant achievement for community conservation, proving that donations from individuals and businesses make a big difference,” said Kelvin. Equally exciting is the news that Rainforest Rescue is now on the verge of buying an eleventh property. Property No. 11 is located less than a kilometre away and is just as critical for Cassowaries and other rare and endangered species, like the Bennetts Tree-kangaroo. It will provide a vital corridor through the rural subdivision from the Daintree National Park on its northern side to two declared Nature Refuges to the south.“We only need to raise $85,000 to complete the purchase of this next vital property – such a small amount to preserve forever another slice of the irreplaceable Daintree – and we call upon concerned Australians to contribute to this campaign,” Kelvin adds. “The current owner is committed to conservation and is offering the lot to Rainforest Rescue at less than market value, so we have taken an option to purchase.”With the end of the financial year looming, Rainforest Rescue is now seeking tax-deductible donations from the community or business sponsorships to protect this two hectares property to establish and protect forever the wildlife corridor that it offers between the Daintree National Park and the Perna Greene Nature Refuge.

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David Suzuki Helps Rescue The Daintree

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

David Suzuki, the internationally acclaimed broadcaster, journalist and biologist is making his voice heard as a spokesperson for Rainforest Rescue."Come on Australia" said David Suzuki. "This is important work. All Australians should get behind Rainforest Rescue and support the Daintree Buy Back and Project Forever Project" David Suzuki said;The Daintree rainforest is currently threatened by rural residential development" Make a difference with your tax-deductible donation today! Or order a Daintree Gift Card for your friends and loved onesYou can read the full article on David Suzuki's Daintree message in the News section of the Rainforest Rescue Forum. David has also recorded two radio announcements for Rainforest Rescue. You can download MP3 audio tracks of David's 30 second spot (469KB) and 60 second spot (941KB)

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