Pipon Island

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Pipon Island
Geography
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 14°07′05″S 144°31′44″E / 14.118°S 144.529°E / -14.118; 144.529Coordinates: 14°07′05″S 144°31′44″E / 14.118°S 144.529°E / -14.118; 144.529
Country
State Queensland

Pipon Island or (Walmbaywi) is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the tip of Cape Melville, Queensland.

Pipon Island contains a cruise ship anchorage.

This island is the locus of the major carpet snake myth of the area. There is a painting of the snake in Cape Melville and a major traditional residential site. The Cape was also the scene of several wrecks and mass drownings of lugger crews in the 1890s and there is a monument on the 300 m high mountain on the cape. It is around 67 hectares or 0.67 square km in size.[1]

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