Finucane Island National Park Tropical North Queensland

About Finucane Island

    Image of sand couch terraces at Finucane Island National Park

    Sand couch terraces.

    Photo credit: © Queensland Government

    Park features

    Finucane Island National Park is part of the Australian mainland. It is an ‘island’ surrounded by rivers and estuarine watercourses. The park protects 7610 hectares of the Gulf Plains, a mosaic of estuarine wetlands, salt flats with sand couch grasslands and mangroves fringing rivers and channels. The wetlands cover most of the park providing important fisheries and waterbird habitat. Seagrass surrounding the park provides habitat for dugongs.

    Looking after the park

    • Limit the spread of weeds and pathogens. Before you visit ensure your boat and gear is clean and free of soil, seeds and insects (including ants and their eggs).
    • Domestic animals and open fires are not permitted in the national park.
    • Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave.
    • Everything in the park, living or dead, is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
    • Protect sea turtles and dugongs. Both animals feed among the seagrass beds along the coastline and river mouths near the park. When boating in the area, please watch out for these animals and go slowly to avoid a collision—propeller injuries can be fatal.

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

    Park management

    Finucane Island National Park is a remote park managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for its conservation significance.

    Tourism information links

    Normanton Visitor Information Centre
    Cnr Landsborough & Caroline Street, Normanton Qld 4890
    Ph: (07) 4745 8444

    Burketown Visitor Centre
    87 Musgrave Street, Burketown Qld 4830
    Ph: (07) 4745 5111

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.