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Hinchinbrook Island  Queensland

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Hinchinbrook Island is Australia's largest island National Park. It lies between Ingham and Cardwell in North Queensland and is separated from the mainland by Hinchinbrook Channel.

The island, some 52 km long and 10 km wide, is dominated by Mount Bowen which stands guard over a rich diversity of wilderness.

The island is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna. In the seas surrounding the island there are dugongs, particularly around Missionary Bay, now a protected dugong habitat.

On land, you may see turtles grazing or one of the many types of skink or frog. Many types of bird have also been seen on the island.

At Cape Richards at the northern end of the island there is a small eco-friendly resort, where guests are accommodated in tree houses connected by timber walkways. There is a range of activities for resort guests, including the use of canoes, surf skis, snorkelling gear and fishing equipment. There are a number of walks from the resort which range in their length and degree of difficulty.

Day trippers and campers are also able to visit the island by ferry. The main camping site on Hinchinbrook Island can be accessed directly by the ferry, so you don't have to carry your camping gear too far once on the island.


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