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South Cumberland Islands National Park
Map of South Cumberland Islands National Park
Coral Sea
Queensland 4740 Australia

South Cumberland Islands National Park
Mackay, Mackay Area

Free Entry

07 4944 5888
13 7468


South Cumberland Islands National Park encompasses nine islands. Rocky, rugged, hoop pine-dominated headlands stand out from open eucalypt woodland and extensive grasslands of the wind-exposed slopes. Protected coves shelter long, sandy beaches, while deep gullies hide remnants of dry rainforest.

Ringed by fringing reefs, many of the islands are important rookeries for flatback and green turtles.

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Camp at Scawfell, St Bees, Cockermouth, Keswick or Penrith islands. Scawfell Island has basic facilities. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.

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Property Details


  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Open Times

Note: The National Park is open 24 hours however access via organised transfers will be available between 700 and 1700.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

Entity Restrictions

Be self sufficient. Take water and a fuel stove. Fishing is allowed only at Refuge Bay. No campfires are allowed on the island and there is no rubbish disposal on the island.

How To Get There

The park is 60 kilometres north-east of Mackay. Access is by private or charter boat only.

Free Entry

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