Thomson Islet

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Thomson Islet is an island a few hundred ms east of Tern Cliffs and the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Bamaga.

Jardine River National Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

The Jardine River National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 2,137 km northwest of Brisbane and about 900 km northwest of Cairns, on the tip of Cape York Peninsula.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park protects a large part of Australia's Great Barrier Reef from damaging activities. It is a vast multiple-use Marine Park which supports a wide range of uses, including commercial marine tourism, fishing, ports and shipping, recreation, scientific research and Indigenous traditional use. Fishing and the removal of artefacts or wildlife is strictly regulated, and commercial shipping traffic must stick to certain specific defined shipping routes that avoid the most sensitive areas of the park. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest and best known coral reef ecosystem in the world. Its reefs, almost 3000 in total, represent about 10 per cent of all the coral reef areas in the world. It supports an amazing variety of biodiversity, providing a home to thousands of coral and other invertebrate species, bony fish, sharks, rays, marine mammals, marine turtles, sea snakes, as well as algae and other marine plants.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

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Coordinates: 11°01′30″S142°45′18″E / 11.025°S 142.755°E / -11.025; 142.755

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

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Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It contains 472 separate protected areas with a total land area of 69,388 km2 (26,791 sq mi). 223 of these are National parks, which is the highest number of any Australian state or territory, totalling 65,871 km2 (25,433 sq mi). Seven others are Scientific National Parks, totalling 522 km2 (202 sq mi).

Cape York Peninsula peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia

Cape York Peninsula is a large remote peninsula located in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is the largest unspoiled wilderness in northern Australia. The land is mostly flat and about half of the area is used for grazing cattle. The relatively undisturbed eucalyptus-wooded savannahs, tropical rainforests and other types of habitat are now recognized and preserved for their global environmental significance, but native wildlife is threatened by introduced species and weeds. In 1606, Dutch sailor Willem Janszoon on board the Duyfken reached Australia as its first known European explorer, reaching the Cape York Peninsula.

Somerset, Queensland Suburb of Shire of Torres, Queensland, Australia

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Nigger Head is a small island in the northern part of Shelburne Bay in far north Queensland, Australia about 30 km north of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia. It is named so because it is an isolated coral outcrop; such outcrops were previously known as niggerheads by British sailors.

Jardine Islet is a small island in the Boydong cays, Shelburne Bay in far north Queensland, Australia about 100 km north of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia.

Douglas Islet is a small island north of Shelburne Bay in far north Queensland, Australia about 130 km north of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia.

Sinclair Islet Island in Queensland, Australia

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Arnold Islets are about 3 islands about 10 km east of the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 70 km southeast of Bamaga.

Tern island is an island a few hundred metres north of Tern Cliffs and the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 40 km southeast of Bamaga.

Turtle Head Island island in Australia

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Trochus Island island in Australia

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Turtle Island (Newcastle Bay) island in Queensland

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Archer River, Queensland Suburb of Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia

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Jackey Jackey Creek

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Jardine River, Queensland Suburb of Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia

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