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Saltwater Creek Qld
Saltwater Creek Cairns
As soon as Saltwater Creek passes through Centenary Lakes, it merges with Lily Creek. Then it crosses Sheridan Street near the border between Cairns North and Aeroglen. It then passes just north of the Esplanade and discharges into the Coral Sea.
It originates as a freshwater stream. However, as it winds its way east it becomes increasingly salty.
Saltwater Creek Cairns Fishing
Despite its urban location, Saltwater Creek Catchment includes open spaces with vegetation and birdlife. A popular prawning spot, there are generally fish in the area.
Indeed OzFish have recorded 47 fish species in this waterways. Some of the more popular species fished for in waterways around Cairns include:
- Barramundi (Lates calcarifer)
- Mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus)
- Jungle perch (Kuhlia rupestris)
Fishers and other recreational users of Saltwater Creek should take care when they proceed downstream, as salt water crocodiles are known to frequent the area.
Saltwater Creek Cairns Map
Saltwater Creek Crocodiles
Fishers and other recreational users of the creek should be very careful, as salt water crocodiles are known to frequent parts of the creek. Locals and visitors alike should be observant and take care.
Crocodiles are known to inhabit this creek and nearby Trinity Inlet. It is always best to assume there are crocodiles nearby and act accordingly. All users of this creek are encouraged to be croc safe in croc country.
Other Creeks and Waterways
Some of the other Cairns creeks and waterways are:
- Bana Gindarja
- Chinaman Creek
- Lake Morris
- Lily Creek
- Moody Creek
- Saltwater Creek Cairns
- Trinity Inlet