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Great Sandy Marine Park

Rainbow Beach, near Double Island Point the southern most point of the Great Sandy Marine Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland GovernmentRainbow Beach, near Double Island Point the southern most point of the Great Sandy Marine Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

Zoning plan review

A review of the zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park is currently underway following consultation. Submissions on the discussion paper are being analysed to inform development of a draft revised zoning plan. Find out more about the zoning plan review process.

Facilities and activities

Location

The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles.

What's special

Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and several diving opportunities, including Simpson and Hardie artificial reefs and the ex-HMAS Tobruk, to appreciate aquatic wildlife.

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Location of Great Sandy Marine Park within Queensland

Last updated
23 October 2019