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Goold Island National Park
Map of Goold Island National Park
Goold Island
Cardwell
Queensland 4849 Australia

Goold Island National Park
Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/goold-island/index.html

Description

Offshore from Cardwell, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, this tall forested island features granite outcrops overlooking white sandy beaches. Dugong and sea turtles feed on seagrass beds in shallow waters surrounding the island. The area is significant to Aboriginal people and the island contains reminders of their special culture, including middens and fish traps.

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Relax, bush camp and picnic on the Spit (Western Beach) and enjoy superb views of nearby Hinchinbrook Island. Explore the island on walking tracks, ranging from four kilometres to 15 kilometres return, through open eucalypt woodland and rock-hopping around the beaches. Explore patches of rainforest flourishing in rocky gullies. Watch mudskippers and crabs amongst the mangroves. In summer, listen for Pied Imperial-pigeons as they feed in the rainforest then fly off in the afternoon to nest on nearby Brook Island.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There

Travel to Cardwell, 160 kilometres north of Townsville or 180 kilometres south of Cairns. By boat, travel 17 kilometres offshore north-east of Cardwell, or 4.5 kilometres north-west of Cape Richards, on Hinchinbrook Island. Access is by private boat or ferry from Cardwell.


Free Entry


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