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Family Islands National Park

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Family Islands National Park is a group of four small islands located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The park covers an area of approximately 36 square kilometers and is home to a range of unique and interesting flora and fauna, including several rare and endangered species.

The four islands that make up Family Islands National Park are named Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Double Island, and Haycock Island. Each of these islands offers visitors a unique and immersive experience in nature, with stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a range of activities to enjoy.

Green Island is one of the most popular islands in the park, known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse range of marine life. Visitors to the island can enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass-bottom boat tours, allowing them to see the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef up close.

Fitzroy Island is another popular destination in the park, offering a range of activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling. The island is home to a range of wildlife, including sea turtles, tropical fish, and a variety of bird species.

Double Island and Haycock Island are smaller and more secluded, offering visitors a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These islands are perfect for those who are looking for a quiet retreat in nature, with secluded beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning views.

In addition to its natural beauty and diverse ecosystems, Family Islands National Park is also steeped in history. The islands were traditionally home to the Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal people, and there are several cultural sites and historical landmarks throughout the park that offer a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage.

 

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