The Whitsundays is now the home to 3 brand new underwater sculptures, a first for the Great Barrier Reef and cementing the Whitsundays a must -see destination for water lovers.
Commissioned as part of the Tourism Recover funding allocated to the Whitsundays following Cyclone Debbie IN 2017, the project have been 2 years in the making with extensive research, feasibility studies and development taking place to ensure the sculptures had as little impact as possible on the natural underwater environment and could sit cohesively within the fringing reefs.
4 of the 6 sculptures have now been placed around the islands, a Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay off Hayman Island, two different Manta Ray sculptures at Manta Ray Bay off Hook Island, and a Turtle at Langford Spit.
Tourism Whitsundays CEO Tash Wheeler believes this is a coup for the Whitsunday Region.
“To have a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park first in our backyard is a huge coup for the Whitsunday region. We believe this new tourism offering will be a great drawcard for visitors looking to experience something new.
“The success of this project is down to the strong collaboration at all levels of government a partnership between Federal, State and Local government as well as the incredible effort by Reef Ecologic. This collaboration has ensured this landmark project has been brought to fruition”.
Keen to see the sculptures? Ask your briefer for further details on accessing these locations and ensuring you don’t miss seeing this GBR first!