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Goldsmith Island

Goldsmith is the largest island in a group of continental islands off Mackay. Goldsmith has 674 hectares of National Park, low open woodlands and eucalypt forest, with brush box, wattles and grass trees form a backdrop to the rocky coastline. There are long sandy beaches on the northern and western side of the island lined with casuarinas and pandanus.

The island is surrounded by fringing coral reef, allowing easy access for snorkelling the reef and fishing.Access to the island is by private charter or own boat. Campers and visitors to the island need to be self sufficient, please ensure you take water and a fuel stove as fires are not permitted on the island. Other island facilities include picnic tables, toilets and drinking water. Permits need to be obtained from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for camping.

Activites and Experiences at Goldsmith Island

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Flora
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Marine Animal swimming
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Adventure
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Wilderness
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Group
  • Nudist/Naturist
  • Self-Drive

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