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Great Sandy Marine Park

Rainbow Beach, near Double Island Point the southern most point of the Great Sandy Marine Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland GovernmentRainbow Beach, near Double Island Point the southern most point of the Great Sandy Marine Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

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Location

The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles.

What's special

Seagrass meadows, mangroves, rocky shores, reefs, sandy beaches, bays, sheltered channels, rivers, creeks and estuaries host a wealth of wildlife including whales, turtles, dugong, grey nurse sharks, fish, corals, birds and more.

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Last updated
15 February 2016