Houghton Island

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Houghton Island
LocationNorthern Australia
Coordinates14°31′30″S 144°58′23″E / 14.525°S 144.973°E / -14.525; 144.973
Area0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)

Houghton Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the easternmost island in the Cole Islands group and National Park and is about 100 km south-east of Cape Melville, Queensland. It is around 73 hectares or 0.73 square km in size.[1]

Houghton Island is a vegetated sand cay located 25 km from the coast, well established with coconut palms and sisal that provide a habitat for a number of roosting birds and Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles.


  1. ^ "Map of Houghton Island, QLD".