Goold Island National Park
Offshore from Cardwell, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, this tall forested island features granite outcrops overlooking white sandy beaches. Dugong and sea turtles feed on seagrass beds in shallow waters surrounding the island. The area is significant to Aboriginal people and the island contains reminders of their special culture, including middens and fish traps.
Relax, bush camp and picnic on the Spit (Western Beach) and enjoy superb views of nearby Hinchinbrook Island. Explore the island on walking tracks, ranging from four kilometres to 15 kilometres return, through open eucalypt woodland and rock-hopping around the beaches. Explore patches of rainforest flourishing in rocky gullies. Watch mudskippers and crabs amongst the mangroves. In summer, listen for Pied Imperial-pigeons as they feed in the rainforest then fly off in the afternoon to nest on nearby Brook Island.
What’s on nearby
Sports13 - 20 May 2019
World Rafting Championships “Tame the Tully” 2019
Over 1,000 of the world’s best rafters will travel to the Cassowary Coast for a chance to become the ‘ best of the best’.View event
Arts & Culture14 September 2019
Mission Beach Community Cassowary FestivalView event
Arts & Culture10 - 11 Aug 2019
Cardwell UFO FestivalView event