Hinchinbrook Island National Park

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Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Hinchinbrook Island, 2006
Hinchinbrook Island National Park is located in Queensland
Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Nearest town or city Cardwell
Coordinates 18°22′55″S 146°14′49″E / 18.38194°S 146.24694°E / -18.38194; 146.24694Coordinates: 18°22′55″S 146°14′49″E / 18.38194°S 146.24694°E / -18.38194; 146.24694
Established 1932
Area 399 km2 (154.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Hinchinbrook Island National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Hinchinbrook Island National Park is situated along the Cassowary Coast Queensland, Australia. The nearest capital city is Brisbane approxrimately 1240 km to the south. Cardwell is two hours drive north of Townsville being the closest North Queensland provincial city. Cairns a Far North Queensland provincial city is two and a half hours drive north from Cardwell. The main geographical features in the park are the rugged Hinchinbrook Island, including Mount Bowen.

Crocodile warning sign

The Hinchinbrook Island National Park includes 393 km² area of Hinchinbrook Island,[2] being Australia's largest island National Park. The continental island has a mountainous interior providing diverse refuges for endemic and Endangered Species.

Other conservation parks nearby[edit]

These continental islands which are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are Goold Island National Park, Brook Islands National Park and Family Islands National Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Hinchinbrook Island". 
  2. ^ Ellison, J., 2000. Wetlands, Biodiversity and the Ramsar Convention, Chapt. 5; Ed. Hails, A.J. Case Study 1: Australia, Mangroves on Hinchinbook Island. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville, QLD. Australia.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hinchinbrook Island at Wikimedia Commons