One of the most memorable, fascinating, rare, and educational experiences guests can have during their stay in the whitsunday is one that few visitors to the area have the opportunity to enjoy! Reef walking with a knowledgeable guide on a drying reef when the tide is low is this amazing experience that guests can participate in. Lynne was on the committee of the Conchological Society of Southern Africa (the study of shells) for over 6 years, prior to emigrating to Australia. Her enthusiasm and love of reef walking whilst she proudly shows guests the living creatures that inhabit the reef, gives not only great joy to the guests, but also to herself. On most walks, guests can see stranded turtles that have been trapped on the reef by the falling tide. Guests might see beautiful cone shells (conidae family), magnificent living cowrie shells (cypraeidae family) spider shells (Strombidae family) bailer shells (volutidae family) and too many more to mention. Guests will often discover beautiful creatures they have never seen before. Lynne will point out the living creatures that are so cleverly disguised, that an untrained eye will find it very hard to spot. It’s great exercise, and all our guests say it one of the highlights of their holiday!
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