The traditional owners of this group of Islands the
Yiithuwarra people, successfully laid claim to the group of
Islands in 1994. Today the Islands are managed by the
traditional owners in conjunction with the Queensland
National Parks and Wildlife Service.
14 km offshore from Cape Melville and about 350 km north of
Cairns the Islands consist of seven Islands. Flinders,
Stanley, Clack, Maclear, Denham, Blackwood and King Island.
The waters surrounding the Islands are a part of the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Good fishing, reef viewing
and diving are popular here, however please check with the
Park Rangers on allowable activities. Owen channel which
separates Flinders and Stanley has some particularly good
beaches and bays in which to stop and explore.