Central Queensland Region
Outer Rocks, in the Keppel Group of Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, has entry at 8m over superb ridges rich in hard and soft coral. The ridge is known as Snake Paradise due to the resident population of olive sea snakes. There are many gutters to explore, ledges, and a good variety of marine life. Green and loggerhead turtles are also regular visitors. Snorkeling and safety stop area over the staghorn and coral patches.
The Darumbal Aboriginal people welcome you to their traditional country and ask that you respect and enjoy this special place. Practical advice offered by local walkers is to drive to the summit of Mount Archer and walk the downward slope - your legs will thank you after you have finished the five-hour, 14 kilometre one-way adventure. Mount Archer is home to a variety of woodland birds including the vulnerable powerful owl. Glossy black cockatoos can also be seen feeding on she-oak seeds. If you wait quietly, you may see unadorned rock-wallabies come to drink from Moores Creek in the early