Visiting Repulse Islands safely
Repulse Islands National Park encompasses three small islands south of Cape Conway. The islands are close to the mainland with several boat ramps available nearby, including Shute Harbour and Abel Point Marina. Access to the park is by private boat only. From 1 October to 31 March seasonal restrictions apply to protect vulnerable coastal birds—see Take care of nesting seabirds. During this period, no beach access is permitted within the seabird nesting area at the southern end of West Beach. A 6-knot speed limit within 200m of high-water mark also applies.
When travelling by private vessel, 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.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities on Repulse Islands National Park.
Despite its close proximity to the mainland, Repulse Islands National Park is quite isolated. To enjoy a safe visit, read more about staying safe in national parks of the Whitsundays.
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! before your visit.
Ensure you also read before you visit for national parks of the Whitsundays.
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