National Parks


QLD Townsville - Goold island National Park

Granite outcrops and sandy beaches are features of Goold Island National Park, a hilly continental island off Cardwell. Eucalypt woodland covers most of the island but patches of lush rainforest grow in sheltered gullies. Noisy flocks of sulphur-crested cockatoos live in the island’s forests.

Dugong and turtles feed on seagrass beds in the shallow waters surrounding the island, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.


Goold Island is 17km north-east of Cardwell or 4·5km north-west of Cape Richards, Hinchinbrook Island.

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)