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Flinders Island
LGA(s) Cook Shire Council
State electorate(s) Cook
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt

Flinders Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the tip of Cape Melville, Queensland in Bathurst Bay.

It is north of Denham Island in the Flinders Group National Park. It is separated from Stanley Island by Owen Channel and Maclear Island by Fly Channel.

In the nineteenth century it was one of the earliest centres recruiting lugger crews for the pearling trade. There is a major residential site on the sandspit. The island is a popular tourist destination with an anchorage point for yachts. Flinders Island is an integral part of the mythological complex of the Flinders Group.

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