Whitsunday Islands all-tide access

Access to Tongue Bay, Whitsunday Island and Black Island, Whitsunday Islands National Park is restricted by tide.

ICM was consulted by Queensland Parks and Wildlife to provide an independent evaluation of available options with regards to provision of all-tide access at these locations. Both locations are popular destinations in the Whitsunday Islands with pressure to improve access to reduce the concentration of usage at these sites.

A number of options were investigated for both sites in regard to all tide access. These options included:

  • Existing Situation
  • Fixed Jetty
  • Semi-submerged Pathway
  • Floating pontoon
  • Channel
  • Combination