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Trinity Bay
Location Far North Queensland
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Type Bay
Etymology Trinity Sunday
Part of Coral Sea
Primary inflows Mossman River
Basin countries Australia

Trinity Bay is a large bay in the Coral Sea off the east coast of Far North Queensland, Australia. The Mossman River discharges into the bay. At one time the Mulgrave River also entered the bay until geological changes resulted in its mouth forming further south at Port Constantine.

The bay was named after the Christian holy day Trinity Sunday by Lieutenant James Cook on 10 June 1770.

At its southern end is the city of Cairns. Here there are extensive mangrove ecosytems which are protected by Cape Grafton. Trinity Inlet and Trinity Bay form the location for the Cairns seaport. Trinity Bay State High School is a school located in Cairns.


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