Fabulous Fitzroy Reef

The approach to Fitzroy Reef in totally calm weather is something to behold: deep ultramarine offshore, stunning aqua as we come in to the glasslike lagoon in the company of Bossa Nova. With the clouds reflected in the mirror of the lagoon, it hard to see where the water ends and the sky begins. It…

The Treasures of Fitzroy Reef

In this fourth post in our Southern Great Barrier Reef series, we take you to Fitzroy Reef. This is a different setting again: no island but a navigable lagoon, although much more restricted than Lady Musgrave. The appeal here is the amazing underwater garden with a wide variety of hard corals, a multitude of brilliantly colored…

Fantastic Fitzroy Reef

Our second stop along the Outer Reef and the Capricornia Cays is Fitzroy Reef.  This time there is no cay (island), just a fringing reef encircling an aqua lagoon and allowing a narrow entrance to visiting yachts.