The east coast of North Queensland, including the Whitsundays region, is home to the famous saltwater crocodiles and this region is a popular destination for those wanting to see these fascinating creatures in the wild. Proserpine River, was the states number one crocodile hotspot between 2000-2012.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine park is home to an estimated 175 bird species, many of which live permanently in the Whitsundays area. With a variety of birds, from high-fliers to those that wade in the shallows, you can see every combination of colour, size and mannerisms in the beautiful abundance of birds in the Whitsundays.
The Whitsundays are full of diverse animal and plant life, both above and below the water. Everywhere you look or explore, there is new species to be witnessed and appreciated, along with the curlew, a Whitsundays local. There are two types of curlews in the Whitsundays, the bush stone curlew and the beach stone curlew.