Standard Exclusions for Motorised Water Sports

To help conserve and protect important natural and cultural areas, including seabird and turtle nesting areas, and to provide a range of recreational opportunities for private visitors, there are some locations that motorised water sport operations may not be permitted to visit. The list below details the usual exclusions for each Management Area of the Marine Park:

Please read your permit to check the specific exclusions that apply to your operation. The permit condition will generally read 'The Permittee must not conduct motorised water sports in locations specified in the Motorised Water Sports Exclusions List, unless otherwise endorsed.'

FAR NORTHERN MANAGEMENT AREA

The Remote Natural Area

All Zones

Waters adjacent to Denham Island
(Flinders Group)

Conservation Park Zone

CAIRNS/COOKTOWN MANAGEMENT AREA

Waters adjacent to Bresnahan Island

Conservation Park Zone

Cairns Plan of Management Area Locations

All Zones

Waters adjacent to Bresnahan Island

Conservation Park Zone

Cedar Bay

Marine National Park Zone

Taylor Reef and waters adjacent to Taylor Reef

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Eagle Islet

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Jessie Island

Conservation Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Kent Island

Conservation Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Fitzroy Island

Conservation Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Stephen Island
(South Barnards Islands)

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Sisters Island
(South Barnards Islands)

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Hutchinson Island

Conservation Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Nymph Island

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Rocky Islets

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Three Isles

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to Two Isles

Habitat Protection Zone

State Marine Park waters

All Zones

TOWNSVILLE/WHITSUNDAY MANAGEMENT AREA

Hinchinbrook Area

All Zones (except Intensive Use Setting Locations or outside a Location)

Waters adjacent to islands within the Palm Island Group

All Zones (except Conservation Park Zone waters adjacent to Hazard Bay [Orpheus Island])

Waters adjacent to Magnetic Island

All Zones (except Picnic Bay, Nelly Bay [excluding the Nelly Bay Harbour Development] and Horseshoe Bay [east of Endeavor Creek])

Whitsundays Area

All Zones (except Setting 1 locations, the Designated Water Sports Area on the western side of North Molle Island, and areas outside the settings)

MACKAY/CAPRICORN MANAGEMENT AREA

Waters within 1 km of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds.

All Zones

Waters adjacent to the Capricorn Bunker Island Group

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to the Keppel Island Group

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to the Swains Reefs

Marine National Park Zone

Waters adjacent to the Environmental Centre at North Keppel Island

Marine National Park Zone

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