Gloucester Island National Park

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Gloucester Island National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Gloucester Island Allan Henderson.jpg
Gloucester Island
Gloucester Island National Park is located in Queensland
Gloucester Island National Park
Gloucester Island National Park
Nearest town or cityBowen
Coordinates20°00′55″S 148°27′18″E / 20.01528°S 148.45500°E / -20.01528; 148.45500Coordinates: 20°00′55″S 148°27′18″E / 20.01528°S 148.45500°E / -20.01528; 148.45500
Established1994
Area29.60 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Gloucester Island is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 950 km northwest of Brisbane.[1][2] It is visible from the town of Bowen; the island was seen and erroneously named "Cape Gloucester" by British explorer James Cook in 1770.[3] The name "Cape Gloucester" has been used informally for areas on or near Gloucester Island.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Gloucester Islands". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing; the State of Queensland. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ Google (2 January 2015). "Distance from Gloucester Island to Brisbane" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Whitsundays national park islands: Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing; the State of Queensland. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2015.