Low Island (Queensland)

Low Island is an island lying about 25 km (16 mi) north-east of Port Douglas in Trinity Bay, North Queensland. It is around 2 hectares or 0.02 square km in size.[1] It is part of the Low Isles, along with Woody Island, an uninhabited coral and mangrove island. The isles are surrounded by 55 acres (220,000 m2) of reef. The Low Islets are a Marine National Park Zone. Day visitors come to the island on a daily basis via a number of commercial operators. There is a lagoon where private vessel can moor or anchor outside the reef protection markers overnight, but there is no overnight accommodation on the island. There is a weather station and an active lighthouse (named Low Isles Light). No fishing is allowed in the lagoon or within a buffer zone around the islands. Motorised water sports are not permitted in the locality. There is a 6 knot limit. No open fires of any sort or dogs permitted on either island. No island access between sunset and sunrise.

Low Island
Low Island is on the right.
LocationNorthern Australia
Coordinates16.386°S 145.559°E / -16.386; 145.559
Area0.02 km2 (0.0077 sq mi)


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