Woody Island (Queensland)
|Area||6.2 km2 (2.4 sq mi)|
With the neighbouring Low Island, it comprises the Low Isles. Woody Island is an uninhabited coral/mangrove island, but the main attraction is Low Isle, a typical tropical island with vegetation and a sandy, coral cay surrounded by 55 acres (220,000 m2) of reef. It is around 620 hectares or 6.2 square km in size.
The Low Islets are a Marine National Park Zone. Day visitors come to the island via a number of commercial operators. There is a lagoon where private vessels can moor or anchor overnight, but there is no overnight accommodation on the island. There is a weather station, a lighthouse and the University of Queensland have a research station.
No fishing is allowed in the lagoon or within a buffer zone around the islands; the main activity is snorkeling and diving as the coral is excellent.
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