Quicksilver Group News

News Archive 2007

QUICKSILVER GROUP OPENS FOUR GREAT BARRIER REEF SHOPS IN SHANGHAI
Four New Great Barrier Reef shops in Shanghai

December 2007: The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical North Queensland are now the focus of four new retail shops opened in China’s thriving economic centre, the city of Shanghai thanks to an innovative branding project led by the Quicksilver Group. The newly branded shops were launched on December 14th aimed at promoting Tropical North Queensland’s world heritage icons of the Reef and Rainforest and follow on...... Read Full Story

CHRISTMAS CHARITY APPEAL A HUGE SUCCESS - December 14th, 2007:
CHRISTMAS CHARITY APPEAL

Four local charities have received a huge boost from the annual Quicksilver Group Christmas Charity Appeal, thanks to the generosity of the region’s tourism industry. Representative from the charities, St Vincent de Paul, Lifeline, The Salvation Army and the Douglas Shire Community were on hand to receive the mountain of donations today..... Read Full Story

GREEN ISLAND IS QUEENSLAND'S FRIENDLIEST BEACH! - December 12, 2007:
Green Island

Port Douglas based Quicksilver Cruises has been inducted into the Australian Travel & Tourism Awards “Winners Circle” as the nation’s Best Tour Operator. This latest honour comes just one week after the Quicksilver Group was awarded the Queensland Tourism Award as the State’s Major Tour and Transport Operator...... Read Full Story

AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL & TOURISM AWARDS "WINNERS CIRCLE" - November 16, 2007:
Tourism Awards

Port Douglas based Quicksilver Cruises has been inducted into the Australian Travel & Tourism Awards “Winners Circle” as the nation’s Best Tour Operator. This latest honour comes just one week after the Quicksilver Group was awarded the Queensland Tourism Award as the State’s Major Tour and Transport Operator...... Read Full Story

QUICKSILVER GROUP QUEENSLAND TOURISM HONOURS - November 12, 2007:
Tourism Honours

For the second consecutive year, Tropical North Queensland’s Quicksilver Group has been acknowledged at the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards as the State’s “Major Tour and Transport Operator”. ..... Read Full Story

CHRISTMAS DAY FEAST ON THE REEF! - October 17, 2007:
Migaloo Sighted

Celebrate Christmas Day Tropical North Queensland style on beautiful Green Island with a delicious buffet lunch at Green Island Resort’s award winning Emeralds Restaurantt..... Read Full Story

NEW COURSE RECORDS SET AT GREEN ISLAND OCEAN SWIM - October 17, 2007:
Migaloo Sighted

On a beautiful Tropical North Queensland day, new course records were set at the annual Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim as 75 swimmers took on the 1.5km and 3km swims in this unique Great Barrier Reef event..... Read Full Story

BRAITH ANASTA ON QUICKSILVER - September 24, 2007:
Migaloo Sighted

Braith Anasta who plays in the NRL for the Sydney Roosters and New South Wales State of Origin representative enjoyed a vist to the Great Barrier Reef recently.... Read Full Story

SILVERSONIC SEES MIGALOO - July 17, 2007:
Migaloo Sighted

Migaloo was sighted by Silversonic swimming north of Undine Cay at 9.30am this morning.The extremely delighted passengers and crew on Silversonic cruise were in awe of the rarely seen white humpback whale, Migaloo. .... Read Full Story

GREEN ISLAND FAMILY DAY - July 17, 2007:
GREEN ISLAND FAMILY DAY

Beautiful Tropical North Queensland weather, pirate’s treasure, an entertaining volleyball competition, island fun and whales! It was a day full of fun and adventure on Green Island for the annual Great Adventures Green Island Family Day.... Read Full Story

GET SET FOR A WHALE OF A TIME! - July 10, 2007:
GET SET FOR A WHALE OF A TIME

They’re here! The gentle giants of the ocean are now gracing our waters and what a sight they are! The commonly sighted species, the dwarf minke and humpback whales, are now being sighted offshore from Cairns and Port Douglas, delighting all those lucky to see them at play.... Read Full Story

PRO DIVE CAIRNS CELEBRATE 90,000th PADI Certification - June 27, 2007:
Pro dive Cairns 90,000th Padi Certification

In an amazing achievement rarely attained in the global dive industry, Pro Dive Cairns passed another industry milestone on Sunday 24 June when they issued their 90,000th PADI dive certification to English tourist, Ian Davies. ... Read Full Story

BIO BITS: SEA CUCUMBERS # 2 - June 1, 2007:
Easter at Green Island

I recently received the fantastic photo below of an animal that took me a little while to identify – I’d seen it before, but couldn’t quite place it. After a little searching, I managed to find it. The scientific name is Glaucus atlanticus, or the blue sea slug (“Glaucus” means colour of the sea) ... Read Full Story

GREEN ISLAND EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA - April 7, 2007:
Easter at Green Island

It was buried treasure in the form of Easter hunt eggs that awaited almost 200 enthusiastic children joining in Great Adventures Easter Eggstravaganza on the soft sands of Green Island this Easter Sunday.To the delight of children and parents alike, the eggs were discovered in record time with chocolate rewards and prizes awaiting
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BIO BITS: SURGEONFISH OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Surgeonfish of the Great Barrier Reef

Surgeonfish (or Tangs) are found throughout the world’s temperate and tropical oceans, and there are approximately 80 species, many of which are found on the Great Barrier Reef. The body is basically flat, and oval in shape, with a small mouth for grazing on algae (although some feed on zooplankton).
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QE2 VISITS THE TNQ REGION - Feruary 26, 2007:
Surgeonfish of Qe2 Visits Cairns

Around 400 Cairns locals had a rare opportunity to see the legendary cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, up close when she dropped anchor off the coast of Yorkey’s Knob on Monday 26 February.The early morning Great Adventures sightseeing cruise proved very popular with two vessels booked to see the majestic 293.5 metre ship ... Read Full Story

QUICKSILVER LAUNCHES 'DIVE GBR' - January 20, 2007:
DIVE GBR

Cairns,  QLD  -- The Quicksilver Group welcomes you to Diving Great Barrier Reef (Dive GBR). Through Dive GBR the Quicksilver Group can offer you the most comprehensive range of diving experiences. Design, plan and book your Great Barrier Reef dive adventure online, all in one simple booking. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can refer you to the option best suited to you ... Visit Dive GBR website arrow redb

FIRST GREAT BARRIER REEF TRAVEL SHOP OPENS IN CHINA! - January 18, 2007:
First Great Barrier Reef Travel Shop Opens In China

The Quicksilver Group, in conjunction with leading Chinese travel group GZL International Travel Service, has opened the first Great Barrier Reef travel agent sales shop in the southern China province of Guangzhou.With the aim to promote Australia’s world-renowned Great Barrier Reef, The Great Barrier Reef shop, was officially opened on January 12, 2007 ... Read Full Story

SILVERSONIC'S SPINNER DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER ! - January 10, 2007:
Dolphin Encounter

Silversonic passengers were delighted as over 50 Spinner Dolphins joined them at Wreck Bay on the Agincourt Ribbon Reef system.The Dolphins played around the vessel in the shallows of the reef for over an hour. Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris)  - These small (2-3m) dolphins are found throughout both temperate and tropical waters, and are frequently seen by visitors to the outer reef.... Read Full Story