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Hope Islands National Park
Cooktown, Cook Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/hope-islands/index.html

Description

This island national park includes East and West Hope islands as well as Struck Island and Snapper Island. East and West Hope islands are low-lying cays. West Hope Island is a shingle cay formed from piles of loose shingle (coral debris) on which only the most hardy plants such as mangroves survive. East Hope is a typical sand cay, forested with tall coastal trees such as beach almonds. These islands are among the most important bird-nesting sites in the northern Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Thousands of pied imperial-pigeons visit the islands to breed each summer.

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A delight for birdwatchers and fishers, these tropical islands provide a haven for nature lovers. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Bush camp at one of four camp sites on East Hope Island. Watch the birdlife along the shore. Listen to the calls of the pied-imperial pigeons in the trees during summer months. Go snorkelling or diving to discover amazing reef life. Make use of public moorings and throw in a fishing line.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There:
East and West Hope islands are 8-10 kilometres offshore, approximately 37 kilometres south-east of Cooktown and 22 kilometres north-east of the nearest settlements of Ayton and Wujal Wujal. Access is via private vessels or with permitted commercial operators, and is only possible in fair weather.


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Hope Islands National Park - Print Brochure
Map of Hope Islands National Park
37 kilometres south-east of Cooktown
Cooktown
Queensland 4895 Australia

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