Three Islands National Park

Last updated

Three Islands National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Australia Queensland location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Three Islands National Park
Nearest town or city Cooktown
Coordinates 15°06′S145°25′E / 15.100°S 145.417°E / -15.100; 145.417 Coordinates: 15°06′S145°25′E / 15.100°S 145.417°E / -15.100; 145.417
Established 1939
Area 40 hectares (99 acres)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Three Islands National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Three Islands and Three Islands Reef are part of the Three Islands Group National Park in Far North Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea, 1,581 km (982 mi) northwest of Brisbane, about 44 km (27 mi) north-northeast of Cooktown.

Far North Queensland Region in Queensland, Australia

Far North Queensland is the northernmost part of the state of Queensland, Australia. Centered on the city of Cairns, the region stretches north to the Torres Strait, and west to the Gulf Country. The region has Australia's only international border, with the independent nation of Papua New Guinea.

Coral Sea A marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia

The Coral Sea is a marginal sea of the South Pacific off the northeast coast of Australia, and classified as an interim Australian bioregion. The Coral Sea extends 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) down the Australian northeast coast.

The Three Islands Group National Park comprises Three Islands, Two Islands and Rocky Islets, a group of eight islands. They are all located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Two Islands National Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

Two Islands and Two Islands Reef are part of the Three Islands Group National Park in Far North Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea, 1,590 km (990 mi) northwest of Brisbane, about 50 km (31 mi) north-northeast of Cooktown, 10 km (6.2 mi) southeast of Cape Flattery, and 10 km (6.2 mi) north of Three Islands and Three Islands Reef.

Rocky Islets National Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

Rocky Islets are part of the Three Islands National Park in Far North Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea, 1605 km northwest of Brisbane.

The islands are important and protected seabird nesting sites. Access to the Rocky Islets is prohibited, and camping is only permitted on Two Islands (a) between 1 April and 31 August. A maximum of 10 people for up to 14 days is permitted.

See also

Related Research Articles

Coral Sea Islands Australian external territory

The Coral Sea Islands Territory is an external territory of Australia which comprises a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral Sea, northeast of Queensland, Australia. The only inhabited island is Willis Island. The territory covers 780,000 km2 (301,160 sq mi), most of which is ocean, extending east and south from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and includes Heralds Beacon Island, Osprey Reef, the Willis Group and fifteen other reef/island groups. Cato Island is the highest point in the Territory.

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 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).

Hope Islands National Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

Hope Islands National Park is a national park in Queensland (Australia) 1,521 km north-west of Brisbane. The park consists of four islands: East Hope and West Hope, Snapper Island and Struck Island.

Mount Coolum National Park Protected area in Queensland, Australia

Mount Coolum is a mountain in a national park in a suburb of the same name in Queensland, Australia. Mount Coolum is located on the Sunshine Coast, 101 km north of Brisbane. It lies between the Sunshine Motorway to the west, the shoreline to the east, Coolum Beach township to the north and Marcoola township to the south.

Endeavour River river in Australia

The Endeavour River, inclusive of the Endeavour River Right Branch, the Endeavour River South Branch, and the Endeavour River North Branch, is a river system located on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Low Island North Queensland is about 25 km (16 mi) north-east of Port Douglas in Trinity Bay, North Queensland. It is around 2 hectares or 0.02 square km in size.

Rocky Island is an island in Walsh Bay just south of the Archer Point Light about 25 km south-east of Cooktown in the Australian state of Queensland. A lighthouse on the island, now disused, served as a lead, together with Archer Point Light, between Hope Islands and the mainland to the south, and between some reefs and the mainland to the north. It is around 6 hectares or 0.06 square km in size.

Low Wooded Island is the name of an island 30 km south-east of Cape Flattery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and within the Three Islands National Park. The island is an important seabird nesting site. It is around 45 hectares or 0.45 square km in size.

South Direction Island is 25 km north-east of Cape Flattery in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and about 25 km south of Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia.

Eagle Island is in a national park in Queensland, Australia, 692 km north-west of Brisbane. The island is part of the Lizard Island Group and is south of Lizard Island situated 270 km north of Cairns, Queensland.

Bootie Island is a small island in far north Queensland, Australia 18 km (11 mi) northeast of Cape Grenville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is part of the Cockburn Islands Group. It is around 2 hectares or 0.02 square km in size.

Pig Island is a small island in far north Queensland, Australia 19 km North East of Cape Grenville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia and is part of the Cockburn Islands Group. It is around 160 hectares or 1.6 square km in size.

Saunders Islet 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. It is 11 hectares or 0.11 square km in size.

Wallace 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. It is around 4 hectares or 0.04 square km in size.

Cape Grenville point in Australia

Cape Grenville, is a small, east-facing promontory along the Queensland, Australia coast of Cape York Peninsula. It lies between Shelburne Bay to the north and Temple Bay to the south. The nearest significant settlement is Weipa, along the western coast of Cape York.

Wharton Reef Light lighthouse in Queensland, Australia

Wharton Reef Light is an inactive lighthouse which used to be located on Wharton Reef in Princess Charlotte Bay off the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia. When it was deactivated in 1990 it was donated to the Townsville Maritime Museum and it is now on display near the museum. It is the only survivor of a series of twenty automatic lighthouses installed in Queensland during the "Golden Age of Australian Lighthouses" from 1913 to the early 1920s.

Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park (state waters) Protected area in South Australia

Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park is a marine protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state’s coastal waters adjoining both the west coast of Kangaroo Island and Lipson Reef, an islet located to the south of Kangaroo Island.

References