Brampton Islands National Park Mackay

About Brampton Islands

    Park features

    Rocky headlands dotted with hoop pines, open grasslands, woodlands, sheltered bays and long sandy beaches make these islands some of the most scenic off the Queensland coast. The islands and surrounding waters are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and are protected.

    Brampton Peak is the island's highest point and rises to 214m above sea level. Skiddaw Peak is Carlisle Island's highest point. A walking tracks traverses Brampton Island's many ecosystems, from open eucalypt forest on ridges and sheltered slopes to the dense vine forest in gullies and valleys. An amazing display of marine life and coral surround the islands. Dense eucalypt forest clothes Carlisle Island, and rainforest thrives in its sheltered gullies.

    The park is part of the sea country of the Ngaro people, which stretches north to the Whitsunday islands.

    Looking after the park

    National parks protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines.

    • Protect wildlife. Remember, all natural features, plants and animals (dead or alive) are protected.
    • Do not feed or interfere with native animals. Human food harms wildlife.
    • Stay on designated walking tracks. Short cutting causes erosion and damages vegetation.
    • Take rubbish with you. Bins are not provided. Please help by collecting rubbish left by others.

    Be pest-free!

    Our precious Great Barrier Reef World Heritage islands are among the most pest-free islands in the world. They need your help to stay this way. Please Be pest-free! (PDF, 573.6KB) before your visit.

    Before you visit, please check that your boat, clothing, footwear and gear are free of soil, seeds, parts of plants, eggs, ants and insects (and their eggs), spiders, lizards, toads, rats and mice.

    Be sure to:

    • Unpack and clean out your backpack and hand, beach or camera bags and check them carefully before your visit, as pests love to hide in stored gear.
    • Clean soil from footwear and gear as invisible killers such as viruses, bacteria and fungi are carried in soil.
    • Check for seeds in pockets, cuffs and hook and loop fastening strips, such as Velcro.

    While you are on the islands, remove soil, weeds, seeds and pests from your boat, gear and clothes before moving to a new site. Wrap seeds and plant material, and place them in your rubbish.

    Everyone in Queensland has a General Biosecurity Obligation to minimise the biosecurity risk posed by their activities. This includes the risk of introducing and spreading weeds and pests to island national parks.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Each park has unique attributes and all are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is responsible for the island national parks in the region, and jointly manages the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

    Tourism information links

    Mackay Visitor Information Centre
    The Mill, 320 Nebo Road,
    Mackay QLD 4740
    Phone: 1300 130 001
    Fax: (07) 4952 2034

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
    (for marine zoning and fishing information)
    Phone: 1800 990 177

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.