Trochus Island

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Trochus Island
Turtle Head Island (Landsat).jpg
Trochus Island (left) with Turtle Head Island (centre)
A map of the Torres Strait Islands showing Turtle Head Island in the south eastern waters of Torres Strait, east of the Cape York Peninsula
Location Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Northern Australia
Coordinates 10°55′19″S 142°37′48″E / 10.922°S 142.630°E / -10.922; 142.630Coordinates: 10°55′19″S 142°37′48″E / 10.922°S 142.630°E / -10.922; 142.630
Archipelago Torres Strait Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Torres Strait
Area 2.10 km2 (0.81 sq mi)[1]
State Queensland
Local government area Shire of Torres
Ethnic groups Torres Strait Islanders

Trochus Island is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, east of Cape York Peninsula, in Queensland, Australia.

The island is located in Newcastle Bay at the mouth of Escape River and Middle River, not far from Jackey Jackey Creek and adjacent to the Jardine River National Park. The island lies approximately 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Bamaga and has an approximate area of 2.1 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi).[1]


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  1. ^ a b "Map of Trochus Island, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia.