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Hinchinbrook Island, North Queensland

Hinchinbrook Island, the land that time forgot, is the largest Oceanic IslandNnational Park in the world.

Rising to 1,121m in the center of the island are the jagged peaks of Mt Bowen just part this Jurassic Granite Island.

On the mainland side of Hinchinbrook Island some 16 creeks feed into the waters of Hinchinbrook channel along with another eight in Missionary Bay.

Fishing Tours visit most of these creeks from time to time where some great angling is available with the ruggered peaks of Hinchinbrook Island forming an unforgettable backdrop.

Deluge Inlet is he largest creek system on the Western side of the Island with streams running well back to fresh water pools at the base of an impressive amphitheater of granite mountain peaks.

The pooled areas of these creeks are prime habitat for juvenile mangrove jack, javelin fish, bream, archerfish, trevally, tarpon and so many more.

Hinchinbrook Island is home to some 26 species of mangrove and many more sub species.

Prolific bird life inhabit the steep rainforest islands with large numbers of Torres Strait pigeons visiting the area each year.

Logged the peaks of Hinchinbrook Island as a large mainland mountain range.

Visiting anglers have a unique opportunity experience this unforgettable pristine wilderness.Neither Captain James Cook in 1770 or the earlier Portuguese voyage along the Queensland coast by Cristovão de Mendonça, in 1522 realized that it was an Island.

 

 

 

Australia's first map
Dieppe Map of Eastern Australia, pub. 1547 (South is up)

 

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