Skip links and keyboard navigation

closeThe former Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing is merging into new departments.
This site will be updated while the new Department of Environment and Science and Sport and Recreation websites are being established.

Barnard Island Group National Park

Facilities and activities

The islands of Barnard Island Group National Park, Queensland. Photo: D.Honchin. © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA).

The islands of Barnard Island Group National Park, Queensland. Photo: D.Honchin. © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA).

Welcome

Welcome to the Barnard Island Group, traditional 'sea country' of the local Mamu Aboriginal people.

Location

From 5 to 10km offshore, 90km south of Cairns in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

What's special

The islands feature outstanding rock formations and diverse landforms including shallow reefs, sand spits, beaches and dense rainforest-clad slopes. They also host important seabird rookeries.

Useful links

Last updated
28 November 2016