Whitsunday Islands National Park Explained

Whitsunday Islands Island National Park
Iucn Category:II
Area:1701NaN1
Established:1944
Managing Authorities:Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Whitsunday Islands is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 920km northwest of Brisbane. It has beautiful scenery and also has a few walks that are open to any one that camps on the islands. To camp on the islands visitors need to book a site.

Geography

The Whitsunday Islands lie midway along Australia's Queensland coast and are bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the waters of the Coral Sea. Migrating humpback whales favour the waters around the Whitsunday Islands as a calving ground between May and September each year.[1] Marine stingers are found in the waters of the islands between October and May.[1]

The region spans from the beaches of Bowen in the north and Laguna Whitsundays in the south. All 74 of the islands are surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and only eight them are inhabited.

See also

Notes and References

  1. Book: Explore Queensland's National Parks. 2008. Explore Australia Publishing. Prahran, Victoria. 978-1-74117-245-4. 19.