South Cumberland Islands National Park

Mackay Islands Natural Attractions

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Open Hours: Note: The National Park is open 24 hours however access via organised transfers will be available between 700 and 1700.


South Cumberland Islands National Park encompasses nine islands. Rocky, rugged, hoop pine-dominated headlands stand out from open eucalypt woodland and extensive grasslands of the wind-exposed slopes. Protected coves shelter long, sandy beaches, while deep gullies hide remnants of dry rainforest.

Ringed by fringing reefs, many of the islands are important rookeries for flatback and green turtles.

Camp at Scawfell, St Bees, Cockermouth, Keswick or Penrith islands. Scawfell Island has basic facilities. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.


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Map & Directions

Coral Sea, St Bees Island, Queensland 4741 Australia

Phone 4944 5888