The resident wallaroos at Daydream Island Resort and Spa are known to be curious creatures and that includes exploring the coral beaches around the island. The Whitsunday waters and Daydream’s mermaids make a spectacular scenic back drop.
Daydream’s famous life-sized bronze mermaids Serenity, Aphrodesia and Infinity sit atop a rocky outcrop.
There is a legend that in 1770 Captain Cook and the crew of The Endeavour heard a woman’s cry for help in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Racing to assist, The Endeavour struck and lodged firmly on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.
The story has it that night the Captain heard the cry for help again and in a tiny life raft he went to investigate, stumbling upon the mythical Atlantis. A mermaid then appeared and promised to free The Endeavour if the Captain told no-one what he’d seen.
The latitude and longitude written in the ship’s log for this incident corresponds exactly with the location that is now known as Daydream Island.
Photo by James Burnell 2013