Townsville/Whitsundays site specific management

Waterskiing at Dunk Island — Hinchinbrook Planning Area

Waterskiing at Dunk Island — Hinchinbrook Planning Area

To protect the values and balance multiple uses at a localised level, site specific management is required. It is important to consider the rules for these sites when planning your visit.

The sites listed below have either a Site Plan, Site Management Arrangement or a Special Management Area.

Before accessing the site information below refer to the following information for the Management Area:

For  commercial vessels greater than 50 metres refer to your permit, the Hinchinbrook Plan of Management, the Whitsundays Plan of Management and the Zoning Plan.

Hinchinbrook Planning Area

In the Hinchinbrook Planning Area, rules apply to vessel length and group size, sensitive locations, speed limits around significant bird sites and where motorised water sports areas can occur.

View the Hinchinbrook Maps and Hinchinbrook Plan of Management.

Image of Whitehaven Beach, QLD. Image credit Rachli Photos

Whitehaven Beach — Whitsunday Planning Area


Whitsunday Planning Area

In the Whitsunday Planning Area rules apply for vessel length and group size, vessel speeds around significant bird sites and where motorised water sports can occur. Designated and Superyacht Anchorages are available with a booking.

View the Whitsundays Overview Map, Whitsundays Recreational Guide and the Whitsundays Plan of Management.

Spearfishing is not allowed in all of the Conservation Park Zones (yellow zones) in the Public Appreciation Special Management Area. These areas are not listed below. See the Spearfishing factsheet.

Outside of Planning Areas