The Beaches and Oceans of Tropical Queensland are an important part of the natural attractions of the region. During the warmer months Marine Stingers may be present in tropical waters, but by taking a few simple precautions you can minimise risk associated with the two types of potentially dangerous jellyfish (marine stingers). Swim at patrolled beaches and between the red and yellow flags. Look for, and observe, warning signs. Where provided, swim in stinger resistant enclosures, wear protective clothing and do not swim when beaches are closed.
Lifeguard / Info
|Port Douglas||8am – 5pm|
|Ellis Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm|
|Palm Cove||8am – 5pm|
|Clifton Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm|
|Kewarra Beach||Weekends only 9am – 5pm|
|Trinity Beach||8am – 5pm|
|Yorkeys Knob||8am – 5pm,|
|Holloways Beach||9am – 5pm,|
|Cairns Lagoon||6am to 9pm; Thurs—Tues, 12 noon to 9pm Wed|
|Bramston Beach||No Life Saving service|
|Etty Bay||No Life Saving service|
|Kurrimine Beach||No Life Saving service|
|North Mission Beach||No Life Saving service|
|South Mission Beach||No Life Saving service|
WARNING: SYMPTOMS FOR IRUKANDJI STINGS MAY TAKE 20 – 40 MINUTES TO DEVELOP.
IF IN DOUBT, FOLLOW THE FIRST AID PRIORITIES AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.