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).
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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
Geography
Location Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Northern Australia
Coordinates 10°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
Archipelago Torres Strait Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Torres Strait
Administration
State Queensland
Local government area Shire of Torres
Demographics
Ethnic groups Torres 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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