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Snorkelling at Maureens Cove Hook Island. Photo courtesy of Adventure Photography Whitsunday.
Maureens Cove Hook Island
Maureens Cove Hook Island
Maureens Cove Hook Island
Map of Maureens Cove, Hook Island
Northern side of Hook Island
Hook Island
Queensland 4741 Australia

Maureens Cove, Hook Island
Hook Island, Whitsunday Area

Free Entry

07 4948 5900
support@tourismwhitsundays.com.au

Description

Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline. Gullies and shallow caves make for an interesting dive, as does the abundance of medium-sized fish life.

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Along the Eastern edge is another good dive site known locally as 'Boulders'. Plate corals and other acropora dominate the shallow ledge which drops off as a small wall to 10 - 12 metres. This is also the best spot for snorkelling. The best corals, including large gorgonian fans, are near the point but beware of strong currents.

Visibility: 3 - 15 metres. Diving depth: 3 - 15 metres. Bottom: large coral bommies and sandy bottom at back of cove. Good shallow coral cover with coral rubble and silty sand on the eastern side of the cove.

Camping is permitted on the beach at Maureen's Cove, National Park camping permits are required.

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Property Details

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Camping
    Camping
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Sailing
    Sailing
  • Scuba-Diving
    Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
    Snorkelling
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking

Free Entry


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