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Reef, Capricornia Cays. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Capricornia Cays National Park

Dive off miraculous coral cays

Step straight off the pristine beach of your coral-built island onto the reef flat and snorkel or dive in the turquoise water with turtles and manta rays at Capricornia Cays National Park. This has to be one of the easiest and most rewarding places to dive on the Great Barrier Reef! The Capricorn and Bunker groups of islands protected within this national park include the iconic Heron Island. Eight of these coral cays are waiting to be explored. Stay at a private resort on Wilson or Heron islands and soak up the beautiful peace and isolation. Test your survival skills and camp overnight at the undeveloped Lady Musgrave, North West or Mast Head islands. The barge will drop you and your equipment on the island and leave again—so it is just you… and the seabirds and turtles!

Location and getting there

Capricornia Cays: 60–100km NE of Gladstone. Access is via boat from Gladstone, Bundaberg or the Town of 1770.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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