Low Isles given makeover

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

ONE of the main draw­cards on Low Isles has un­der­gone a makeover.

New care­tak­ers Wayne and Jenni Fox have set­tled into their new life look­ing af­ter the is­land for the past three months as part of their three-year con­tract with the Great Bar­rier Reef Ma­rine Park Au­thor­ity.

The tiny piece of par­adise just eight nau­ti­cal miles from Port Dou­glas is one of the re­gion’s ma­jor tourist at­trac­tions and the care­tak­ers are very much into con­ser­va­tion and re­cy­cling and us­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als where they can.

One of their many du­ties is to main­tain and re­pair in­fra­struc­ture on Low Isles and re­cently they de­cided to use large leaves to thatch 12 um­brel­las on the is­land that are used by the tourists.

“We lived in Tonga for a while and it was so beau­ti­ful and so Wayne and I de­cided to thatch the um­brel­las to give them a unique look and to re­cy­cle the leaves in the thatch­ing process rather than throw them out,” Mrs Fox said.

“For the past few weeks it has been re­ally busy with peo­ple com­ing to visit and they are quick to ex­press their de­light at what such a won­der­ful place Low Isles is and this makes us re­ally happy too,” Mrs Fox said.

Facelift: The thatched um­brel­las at Low Isles

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