Finucane Island National Park Tropical North Queensland

About Finucane Island

    Image of sand couch terraces at Finucane Island National Park

    Sand couch terraces.

    Park features

    Finucane Island National Park is part of the Australian mainland. It is an ‘island’ surrounded by rivers and watercourses and is only accessible by boat. 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

    • Open fires are prohibited.
    • Limit the spread of weeds and pathogens. Ensure clothes, footwear, gear, boats and vehicles are clean and free of seeds and soil before arriving at the park. Remove, wrap and place seeds in your rubbish bag.
    • Domestic animals are not permitted in the national park. Leave your pets at home.
    • Rubbish facilities are not provided in the 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.

    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
    www.barracentre.com.au
    Cnr Landsborough & Caroline Street, Normanton Qld 4890
    Ph: (07) 4745 8444
    Email: tourism@carpentaria.qld.gov.au

    Burketown Visitor Centre
    www.burketown.com.au
    87 Musgrave Street, Burketown Qld 4830
    Ph: (07) 4745 5111
    Email: info@burketown.com.au

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.