Gloucester Island National Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gloucester Island National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Gloucester Island Allan Henderson.jpg
Gloucester Island
Nearest town or city Bowen
Coordinates 20°00′55″S 148°27′18″E / 20.01528°S 148.45500°E / -20.01528; 148.45500Coordinates: 20°00′55″S 148°27′18″E / 20.01528°S 148.45500°E / -20.01528; 148.45500
Area 29.60 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Established 1994
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Gloucester Island is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 950 km northwest of Brisbane. It is visible from the town of Bowen. The island was seen and erroneously named "Cape Gloucester" by British explorer James Cook in 1770. The name "Cape Gloucester" has been used informally for areas on or near Gloucester Island.

See also[edit]