Snapper Island, Hope Islands National Park
This high continental island, close to Port Douglas, boasts lush vine forests, dense eucalypt forest, mangroves and white sandy beaches. The islands and surrounding waters and fringing reefs are within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Snapper Island is within easy reach of the coast by kayak or small boat, and is popular for camping, birdwatching and small boat fishing.
Join a guided kayaking trip with a commercial tour operator to paddle around the island and land on seemingly-remote beaches. Explore the short walking track to a rocky ridge to the northern side of the island. Spend the night bush camping and have the island all to yourself. Drop in a line and try your luck fishing for mackerel and other reef fish in this popular angling spot for small boats.
What’s on nearby
Sports21 - 25 May 2019
Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week
Port Douglas host a huge array of events all to be sailed on the beautiful waters of the Coral Sea.View event
Food & Wine24 - 26 May 2019
Port Douglas CarnivaleView event
Sports8 - 11 Aug 2019
Reef to ReefView event
Arts & Culture25 - 26 Oct 2019
Port Shorts Film FestivalView event