Coral Spawning is the natural phenomenon where coral reproduce.
The spectacular event happens only once a year on the Great Barrier Reef.
The timing is linked to the lunar cycle and water temperatures.
Coral Spawning happens 3-5 days after a full moon and significant rise in temperature of the water.
This happens late spring early summer, usually between October and January, but most commonly in November or December.
This remarkable event happens over a few nights where corals release eggs and coral spawn into the water creating what looks like a snowstorm of colours including white, red, yellow and orange.
A larva is formed once the eggs and coral spawn meet. The larva then floats until it finds the perfect for it to settle and grow.
Dates have yet to be determined for this year.
Special expeditions are organised each year, contact us for details 1300 231 118
Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
Locals call it the Green Season and this is the best time of the year to travel to Tropical North Queensland. During this time the Rainforest comes to life, it is also the time to witness Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.
Every Sunday, on the waterfront at Market Park, you’ll find 150 stalls selling local produce, tasty delights, arts and crafts, fashion, and more.
Open Friday to Sunday, this bustling market of over 180 stalls sells everything, from the freshest fruits and vegetables to multicultural fare. A favourite among locals and tourists.