Hayman Wildlife Encounters
Hayman is the home to wide variety of wildlife to be enjoyed on land or by sea and air.
The island is a bird-watchers paradise with kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, sulphur-crested cockatoos, egrets, curlews and sea eagles all in residence. The island is also a sanctuary for the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby. If you are an early riser head out for a walk and you are likely to run into one of them. Hayman is the world’s largest habitat for these wonderful creatures and cause for great delight as you see them move around the resort’s bushland.
Casually stroll our gardens to enjoy the barramundi, swans and ducks who call our ponds and lagoons home. No need to head out to the ocean to see an abundance of ocean life. Our marina is home to a variety of fish, sting rays and turtles who are always happy to see you, especially at feeding time.
For a remarkable sight, stop by the marina when the fishermen feed Jacko, the giant grouper that has been living in the marina for the past 20 years. At over 200 kilograms and 2 metres long, to see this giant fish ascend from the depths to feed is something truly memorable.