Snapper Island, Hope Islands National Park
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This high continental island, close to Port Douglas, boasts lush vine forests, dense eucalypt forest, mangroves and white sandy beaches. The islands and surrounding waters and fringing reefs are within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Snapper Island is within easy reach of the coast by kayak or small boat, and is popular for camping, birdwatching and small boat fishing.
Join a guided kayaking trip with a commercial tour operator to paddle around the island and land on seemingly-remote beaches. Explore the short walking track to a rocky ridge to the northern side of the island. Spend the night bush camping and have the island all to yourself. Drop in a line and try your luck fishing for mackerel and other reef fish in this popular angling spot for small boats.
Children are welcome.
How To Get There:
The park is 20 kilometres north of Port Douglas; one nautical mile south-east of Cape Kimberley on the coast. In fair weather, access the island by private boat or kayak, or join a kayak tour. The main access point is the island's north-west corner.
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Snapper Island National Park
Queensland 4877 Australia
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