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North West Island


Situated approximately 75 kilometres from Gladstone, North West Island is the largest Coral Cay in the area and forms part of the Capricorn Cays National Park.

North West Island offers opportunities for bushwalking, nature study, reef walking, diving and snorkelling. Being a large coral cay it has longer walking opportunities through the island and around its beaches. Fishing is also quite popular on the island. Visitors are requested to limit their fishing and you must only fish in the authorised zones. Please obtain zoning maps from QPWS Gladstone or a Visitor Information Centre.

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Bookings are necessary before camping on the Island and permits apply. To obtain a permit, or for further information contact the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM).

Composting toilets are available on the Island for the convenience of campers only. Self-sufficient camping is available however, visitors are required to take their own water and a fuel stove. Also be sure to pack sturdy bags to take rubbish away with you.

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  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping

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How To Get There:
Curtis Ferry Services Gladstone provides beach drop-off and pick-up and can transport up to 70 visitors to the Island. The Island can also be accessed by charter or private vessel. For charter companies within the Gladstone Region, please contact the Gladstone Visitor Information Centre.

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