Declared Fish Habitat Area summary - Kinkuna

Public access to Coonarr Creek in the Kinkuna declared Fish Habitat Area

Public access to Coonarr Creek in the Kinkuna declared Fish Habitat Area


Parts of Coonarr, Theodolite and Lagoon creeks and the foreshore of Hervey Bay between these.

Plan number

FHA-002 (PDF, 2.9MB)


1,625 ha

Management level


Declaration dates

23 July 1998 (original declaration)
21 December 2012 (redeclared to improve boundary definition including offshore boundary)

Local government

Bundaberg Regional Council

Management features

Protection of near pristine estuarine fish habitats; areas surrounding the northern and southern extremities of declared FHA are experiencing increasing urbanisation.

Habitat values

Mangrove forests dominated by Avicennia and Ceriops; intertidal sand and gravel bars and sandy beach habitats.

Fisheries values

Recreational, commercial and Indigenous fisheries; fishing grounds for barramundi; king salmon; flathead; bream; mangrove jack; whiting; mullet and various prawn species.

Other values

A large part of declared FHA directly adjoins Kinkuna National Park – declaration of FHA was strongly promoted by conservation interests in Wide Bay region to complement national park management.

Further references

Mackenzie, J & Duke N 2011, State of the Mangroves Report 2008 – Condition assessment of the tidal wetlands of the Burnett Mary Region, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane.