Molle Islands National Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMolle Islands National Park
Track on South Molle Island, 2007
|Nearest town or city||Airlie Beach|
|Area||18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Molle Islands National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
Molle Islands is a national park in North Queensland, Australia, 913 km northwest of Brisbane. The park covers several continental islands a short distance offshore including Long Island, Tancred Island, Repair Island, Planton Island, Goat Island, Denman Island and the majority of North Molle Island, Mid Molle Island and South Molle Island. The park features white sandy beaches, open eucalypt forests, rainforest-clad gullies and grasslands. The traditional owners of the islands were the Ngaro people.
211 different species have been identified in Molle Islands National Park. This includes two vulnerable species, the coastal sheath-tailed bat and the beach stone-curlew.
On South Molle Island and Long Island there are marked walking tracks. Most are graded easy and some are suitable for mountain biking. Viewing wildlife, swimming and snorkelling are other popular recreational activities.
There are numerous locations available to campers. Some have picnic tables and toilets. Open fires and ash-producing stoves are banned.
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