Brampton Islands National Park
Rocky headlands dotted with hoop pines, open grasslands, woodlands, sheltered bays, and coral rubble and long sandy beaches make these islands some of the most scenic off the Queensland coast. This park consists of Brampton and Carlisle Islands. Carlisle Island is listed separately
Brampton Island rises from sea level to 214m at Peak Lookout. The island has a variety of vegetation types; open eucalypt forest on ridges and sheltered slopes, dense vine forest in gullies and valleys, dry rainforest with towering hoop pines on headlands, grasstrees scattered through native grasslands, coastal scrub and mangroves.
Turtles feed in the surrounding marine park waters and the islands are important turtle rookeries. This is the sea country of the Ngaro people who also visited the Whitsunday islands further north. Cook named the group after the Duke of Cumberland.
The islands and surrounding waters are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and are protected.
Brampton Island is 32 kilometres north of Mackay. Access is by private vessel, charter vessel, charter aircraft or via a commercial vessel service operated by Brampton Island Resort. Visitors intending to use the commercial vessel or charter aircraft service will need to walk 3.2 kilometres from the resort to the campground.
Further information and booking centres:
1st floor, 30 Tennyson Street
PO Box 623
MACKAY QLD 4740
Phone Contact Centre: 13 13 04
Fax Contact Centre: 1300 300 768