Pixie Pinnacle, Queensland, Australia
Pixie Pinnacles is a divesite located on the Great Barrier Reef, off Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Pixie Pinnacles is a huge cone shaped 'pyramid' rising 30 m and about 15m across. It is covered in corals hard and soft, gorgonians, sea whips and sponges. Underneath the overhangs and caves see lionfish, moray eels, shrimps, anemones with their clownfish, cleaner wrasse. Fairy Basslets create an amazing pink cloud while they feed in the current.
Pixie's pinnacle is a underwater photographers paradise. It is a unique wonder; the closer one looks, the more there is to find. A diver can circle the pinnacle in a few minutes, but this divesite requires careful study to enjoy it.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving
* Cairns attractions
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 488.1 km²
Population – 145,000 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location - Cairns Seaport is the closest port to the Great Barrier Reef and is located on Trinity Inlet. It is a picturesque port, with passenger terminals and marina facilities located virtually in the central business district.
Transport Links - The Cairns International Airport is located only several minutes drive north of the city centre. Direct flights are available to and from Cairns from most eastern states. Several international carriers serve Cairns from various Asian cities and New Zealand. Long-distance trains operated by Queensland Rail's Traveltrain, run from Brisbane several times a week. Greyhound Australia buses pull into Trinity Wharf Centre on Wharf Street in the center of town. Buses travel from the south via all towns and cities on the Bruce Highway, and down north from Darwin and Alice Springs.
Buses, taxis and rental cars are available for getting around Cairns.