Possession Island National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Nicola Udy

In 1770, when Lieutenant James Cook landed on this island, he named it Possession Island, and ‘hoisted English colours’, taking possession of the east coast of Australia in the name of King George III of England.


Approximately 940km north-west of Cairns, and 17km south-west of the tip of Cape York Peninsula, the northern-most point of mainland Australia


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners welcome you to the area and ask that you respect this special place.

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Park facilities

  • Boating
  • Fishing

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.