In 1865 -1877 the Royal Navy assigned the vessel HMS Salamander to survey the Great Barrier Reef, one of the first paddle warships, under the command of Admiral Sir George Nares.
Many of the regions landmarks were bestowed names of the ships crew. Willam Langford, Thomas Hayman, Lieutenant Robert Armit to name a few.
HMS Salamander ran aground on a reef, which was aptly named in her honor.
Tezza's Tip ...
Plan to arrive about 2pm, so you have the best chance to
secure a mooring with overnight 'rights'.
Plan your snorkelling trips at low tide for best view of coral and marine life.