Low Isles given makeover
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