Gloucester Island National Park

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Gloucester Island National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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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
Established 1994
Area 29.60 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Gloucester Island is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 950 km northwest of Brisbane.[1][2] It is visible from the town of Bowen. The island was seen and erroneously named "Cape Gloucester" by British explorer James Cook in 1770.[3] The name "Cape Gloucester" has been used informally for areas on or near Gloucester Island.

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  1. ^ "About Gloucester Islands". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. The State of Queensland. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Google (2 January 2015). "Distance from Gloucester Island to Brisbane" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Whitsundays national park islands: Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. The State of Queensland. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2015.