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Popular with the locals and tour operators are is Goold Island, with regular ferry services from Cardwell its never been easier to access this wonderful part of the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy swimming, fishing, camping, snorkelling, diving, bird watching, and coral gazing.

Covering 830 ha the Island is located 17km from shore covered mostly in open eucalypt forest with rain forested gullies and semi permanent creek water. Campers are required to bring their own water and all camping facilities. Camping is by permit only and is limited numbers. Best to book in advance.

Fish traps and middens are the only remains of the original inhabitants of the island who were wiped out by introduced diseases in the 1800's.

Brook Island is smaller and made up of a North and South islands. These two islands are used mainly by nesting birds it is requested not to disturb the birds during nesting seasons. Birds typically found here are the pied imperial pigeon estimated 40000 nesting pairs, bridled terns, black naped terns, roseate and little terns. Beach stone curlews and rare species also makes North Brook Island its home.

Access to the islands is by Ferry, private boat or charter or sea kayak. Warning Marine stingers are present during the warmer months.

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Rainforest and Reef Centre
Bruce Highway
CARDWELL QLD 4849
Ph: 07 4066 8601
Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/brook-islands/index.html
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