Holbourne Island National Park Whitsundays

Visiting Holbourne Island National Park safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Holbourne Island National Park is the most northerly national park island in the Whitsundays. It is remote and has no facilities. Access to the park is by private boat only.

    Getting to the park can present navigational challenges. Always take the weather and tidal influences into account when boating in the Whitsundays. Ensure you read Planning your trip to the Whitsundays and Getting there and getting around the Whitsundays before your departure.

    Visitors must be self-sufficient and should have a marine radio. This continental island is completely surrounded by a Marine Conservation Park (yellow) zone and restrictions on some activities apply. Obtain your zoning map from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority or a local bait and tackle shop. Ensure you consult your map.

    Although the weather is sunny and tropical most of the year, conditions can change quickly. Cyclones can also pose a hazard to campers isolated on islands. Stay safe and in touch to enjoy your visit. For up-to-date weather information, check the Bureau of Meteorology website.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on Holbourne Island National Park.

    Staying safe

    Holbourne Island National Park is isolated and remote. There is limited recreational use of the island and visitors need to be well prepared and self-sufficient.

    To enjoy a safe visit, read more about staying safe in national parks of the Whitsundays.

    Before you visit

    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.

    Please also read things to know before you go to national parks of the Whitsundays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.