Curtis Island National Park

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Curtis Island National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Curtis Island
Curtis Island National Park is located in Queensland
Curtis Island National Park
Curtis Island National Park
Coordinates 23°31′49″S 151°13′16″E / 23.53028°S 151.22111°E / -23.53028; 151.22111Coordinates: 23°31′49″S 151°13′16″E / 23.53028°S 151.22111°E / -23.53028; 151.22111
Established 1909
Area 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Curtis Island National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Curtis Island is an island that contains Curtis Island National Park. It is in Queensland, Australia, 474 kilometres northwest of Brisbane and 40 km southeast of Rockhampton.

The islands features coastal heaths, littoral rainforest, sand dunes and beach ridges and salt flats.[1] The national park encompasses the Cape Capricorn headland.

No facilities are provided for campers. Bush camping is permitted in three camp grounds.

Southern parts of the island are being heavily developed for multiple coal seam gas export facilities including natural gas liquefaction plants.[2][3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Curtis Island has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Curtis Island". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Queensland Curtis LNG Project". QGC. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "GLNG". 1 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Little Sea Hill Lighthouse (entry 31935)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-08.