Townsville - Whitsundays

Hinchinbrook Plan of Management

The Hinchinbrook area is a place of rugged beauty and inspiration. The area’s natural attractions include vast passage landscapes, cloud-covered mountaintops, luxuriant rainforests and small islands with dense tropical vegetation, sandy beaches and fringing reefs.

The area contains a diverse array of habitats, supporting animals such as dugong, turtles, dolphins, as well as a host of birds and the occasional migrating whale.

Whitsundays Plan of Management

The Whitsundays is one of the Great Barrier Reef’s most highly visited regions, with the greatest concentration of activity.

While the Reef-wide Zoning Plan helps to protect plants, animals, habitat and heritage, plans of management allow for a finer scale level of protection and management.

Used as a key tool by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Plan helps protect and conserve the Whitsunday Planning Area while allowing for a range of experiences and types of use for those who want to appreciate the area.