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Tjapukai Locals Annual Pass

Posted: 26 May 2016

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AG3 platform being towed into Cairns for it's refit.

Who Am I

Posted: 19 May 2016

I have stayed for 21 years at my home, I have seen over 7,665 sunrises and sunsets, seen the calmness of the ocean and survived Mother Nature’s extremes and cyclones. I am home to and provide protection for an amazing array of sea life, I am held strong with 10 moorings with a combined weight of 300 tons. I am Agincourt 3 reef activity platform and a pioneer of Great Barrier Reef and Queensland tourism. With 2 stories overlooking the reef and one below the water, at 50 metres long and weighing 120 tons I have left my home for the first time on the Great Barrier Reef and spent 30 hours being towed back to Cairns where I was designed and built. Here like lego, I will be pulled apart, and reassembled completely refurbished over the next 10 weeks before I return once again to Agincourt 3 Reef – my home. Over the years I have had the privilege of welcoming over 2 million visitors who have used the platform to see, experience and explore the wonders under the sea. I have seen famous people, Presidents and world leaders, guide dogs and kids in prams who have used the platform as their gateway to the reef. I am why so many people from every part of the world have been able to experience the reef – I provide safety, an ease of access and facilities that have enabled swimmers and non-swimmers, divers and wheelchair bound travellers to explore and gain an understanding of the importance of the protection of this wonder. I also provide a base for important scientific research. My best mate that visits me most days, the 45 metre wavepiercer Quicksilver VIII, is also having a major refurbishment. Tony Baker, Managing Director, the Quicksilver Group said “Agincourt 3 platform is the largest platform on the GBR and our flagship. The refurbishment will be in excess of $750,000 along with the $1 million refurbishment of the iconic Quicksilver VIII, we will continue to invest in our products to enable our guests to enjoy a premium reef experience. The Quicksilver Group is committed to providing a range of reef experiences for travellers that come each day to enjoy and explore the wonders of the GBR. I am sure when Agincourt 3 platform returns home she will once again see the silence of the seas, watch whales breach and see the coral spawn as the Great Barrier Reef lives and breathes around her”.

Quicksilver VIII under way

Happy Birthday Quicksilver VIII

Posted: 19 May 2016

Happy Birthday Quicksilver VIII! We are excited to see our flagship vessel 45 metre Quicksilver VIII arrive in Cairns to undergo a 10 week extensive internal refurbishment along with her annual maintenance service. Built in Cairns and launched in April, 21 years ago we are preparing to give her an amazing 21st Birthday present. Over the next 70 days the entire inside will be gutted to start her refresh and to modernise with contemporary fittings and a new colour scheme by a local design company. Her facelift includes with new ceilings, walls, table tops, counters, bar area and even toilets. In addition we will have new carpets, LED lighting and larger TV’s throughout the vessel. Tony Baker, Quicksilver Group Managing Director said “The Quicksilver VIII upgrade will be an investment of $1 million in this iconic vessel and is the first of several major refurbishments we have planned for 2016. Over the past year we have seen an increase in visitor numbers and are focused on investing profits back into our fleet. One of the biggest winners of the Quicksilver’s Group investment is our local community. We will always use local companies where possible who understand our environment and can work alongside our engineering, workshop crew and staff implementing these changes and keeping our products to the standard of a five star reef operator. This reflects the Company’s commitment to showcasing our reef products, and it will ensure our passengers have the newest and best facilities available to enjoy their time at the Great Barrier Reef.”

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About Palm Cove

Where the foothills of the rainforest clad mountains meet the palm fringed beaches of the Coral Sea nestles Cairns' premier beach destination - Palm Cove.

A dawn walk in the ever present company of brightly coloured lorikeets, kookaburras, flocks of sulphur crested cockatoos, wallabies and rare green tree frogs, belies the fact that Palm Cove is just 20 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport.

Palm Cove, your ultimate lifestyle destination, is both affordable and caters for all accommodation needs, from international standard resorts to self catering holiday apartments, all carefully positioned amongst majestic melaleuca trees interspersed with coconut palms and tropical gardens.

Wherever you stay in Palm Cove you have access to the World Heritage rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef boarding from the Palm Cove Pier or you can simply enjoy nature's playground with an exciting challenge and adventures like white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding or trekking. Those who are less energetic can enjoy a fascinating glimpse of this ancient world dominated by pre-historic tree ferns, travelling by four-wheel drives, rainforest cableway, train or coach.

Palm Cove, with its distinctive character and intimate ambience, its old world charm with splashes of tropical colour, its Australian architecture, its idyllic setting, glorious sunshine, serenity and security - will enchant you! So take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque esplanade and enjoy the experience of the village shopping precinct with its many specialty shops. Take a swim on the patrolled beach, walk to the tranquil beaches of Clifton or Kewarra.

It's your holiday... floral scents, flashes of gigantic butterflies and the tiniest of brilliantly coloured sun birds, balmy nights and a magnificent beach front setting - this is Palm Cove. So whether you do it all or chose to do nothing, Palm Cove will leave you with a lifetime of memories to treasure.

Palm Cove is Cairns' most popular holiday beach, for locals and visitors. Its long sandy beach is lined by tropical coconut trees on one side and the clear, blue waters of the Coral Sea on the other. The beachfront esplanade is shaded by ancient paperbark trees and peppered with hotels, restaurants and retail opportunities. Cairns and its international and domestic airport is a 40-minute drive south, the rainforest is on the mountains behind you and the Great Barrier Reef lies offshore, waiting to be explored. A stunning destination in paradise.