Stanley Island, Queensland, Australia
Stanley Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the tip of Cape Melville, Queensland in Bathurst Bay. It is located North of Denham Island and Flinders Island in the Flinders Group National Park in Princess Charlotte Bay.
Stanley island is an integral part of the mythological complex of the Flinders Group. There are several spectacular art sites on Stanley Island, the best known being the huge Yintayin 'Ship Rock Shelter'. This is a unique art site seldom visited due to its isolated location.
Things to See and Do
* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Davie Reef
* Great Barrier Reef
* Mangrove forest tours
* Endaen Aboriginal Rock Art Gallery
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – Cairns seaport is the embarkation point for cruises visiting the Flinders Island Group.
Transport Links – The Flinders Group of islands is located adjacent to Princess Charlotte Bay, 25 kilometres west of Cape Melville and 11 kilometres north of Bathurst Heads, 340 kilometres north of Cairns on eastern Cape York. Several commercial cruise vessels departing Cairns visit the island group. The islands can also be reached by private vessel. A popular anchorage for cruising yachts, the islands can be reached by small boat from Bathurst Heads or Cape Melville in suitable weather and tide conditions. Owen Channel near Aapa Spit, conspicuous sand spit on Flinders Island, is the most popular anchorage and is safe in all winds except for the south-west storms during the wet season.