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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 Great Sandy Marine Park is currently underway. A discussion paper on management of the marine park is expected to be released during 2018 for public consultation.

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 Bay 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 more.

Maps and useful links

Location of Great Sandy Marine Park within Queensland

Last updated
6 June 2018