Turtle Head Island

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Turtle Head Island
Turtle Head Island (Landsat).jpg
Turtle Head Island (centre) with Turtle Island (top right) and Trochus Island (middle left).
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
LocationGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park, Northern Australia
Coordinates10°55′48″S 142°40′48″E / 10.930°S 142.680°E / -10.930; 142.680Coordinates: 10°55′48″S 142°40′48″E / 10.930°S 142.680°E / -10.930; 142.680
ArchipelagoTorres Strait Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterTorres Strait
Local government areaShire of Torres
Ethnic groupsTorres Strait Islanders

Turtle Head 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.

Turtle Head Island, Cape York

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