Stinger nets and your Safety
It's nearly that time of year when the stinger nets are removed and you can swim without a suit. Stinger season generally runs from November to May however it is possible to swim all year round inside the ‘stinger nets’ located in front of the Lifeguard huts.
Although not 100 percent stinger proof, the stinger resistant swimming enclosures at our local beaches give a high degree of protection against stinging jellyfish such as Box and Irukandji.
It’s always a good idea to check in with our friendly Lifeguards who can advise you on the risks. It’s always best to swim between the flags and never swim when the beaches are closed. Closures remain in place until weather patterns change and drive stingers away from the coastline. All lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers are fully trained in first aid and in the treatment of stings from dangerous marine stingers.
For up-to-date information, contact North Queensland Surf Life Saving (during working hours) on 0429 501 380. For more information on marine safety visit the Queensland Government website: https://www.qld.gov.au/emergency/safety/recreation/dangerous-marine
Boat ramps and jetties
The Queensland Government provides a number of boating facilities such as boat ramps, pontoons and jetties within the Cairns Regional Council area.
For a list of locations and facility types, including amenities, restrictions and site conditions, visit the Maritime Safety Queensland website and search "boating facilities".
Once the travel bans are lifted, we look forward to seeing you enjoy our wonderful marine park and all the beautiful tropical islands that Far North Queensland has to offer.
See you soon. Stay safe and Swim between the flags