Sykes Reef

Sykes Reef unveils a mesmerizing underwater sanctuary, brimming with an array of marine life and adorned with intricate coral formations, enchanting the hearts of underwater enthusiasts.

Within the reef, a diverse tapestry of corals unfolds. Delicate branching corals, like the elegant pink-tipped acropora and the intricate lace corals, create a captivating spectacle. Massive boulder corals and mushroom corals stand as formidable structures, while vibrant soft corals, such as the pulsating sea whips and the feathery sea pens, sway gracefully in the currents. This kaleidoscope of corals

forms a breathtaking underwater landscape, offering vital habitats for countless marine organisms.

As you explore Sykes Reef, you’ll encounter a vibrant community of marine creatures. Shoals of shimmering fusiliers, surgeonfish, and fairy basslets animate the coral gardens with their vibrant hues. Graceful sea turtles elegantly glide by, and playful dolphins dance through the waters. Glimpses of majestic eagle rays and shy reef octopuses add to the mystique. Keep your eyes open for the stealthy presence of reef predators like the camouflaged moray eels or the magnificent lionfish.

Sykes Reef presents an immersive experience, where a symphony of marine life and captivating corals create an underwater wonderland. It’s a realm that invites exploration, respect, and conservation, urging us to cherish and safeguard this precious natural treasure.


The Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Bailai and Taribelang Bunda peoples are the traditional custodians of the Sea Country around the reefs we visit. Evidence of Great Barrier Reef Sea Country connections dates to more than 60,000 years. When you visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef, consider that you’re travelling through Sea Country that has spiritual importance.