High Island (Queensland)

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High Island
Nickname: Caparra Island
Coordinates17°09′29″S 146°00′36″E / 17.158°S 146.010°E / -17.158; 146.010
CityFrankland Islands

High Island, in North Queensland, Australia is part of the Frankland Islands, 30 km northeast of Babinda, and 45 km southwest of Cairns.[1]

The Frankland Islands are teeming with permanent and migratory marine life, especially the green sea turtle which nests on the island. Normanby Island, part of the Frankland Islands group, offers a comprehensive reef system with a tropical island.

The islands are very popular with reef tour operators working from Cairns.

The alternative name for this island is Caparra Island.

The island was used as a filming location in Ocean Girl.


  1. ^ "High Island camping area".