Palm Island, Queensland, Australia
Palm Island, also known as Great Palm Island is a tropical island located 65km north-west of Townsville, on the east coast of Queensland, Australia. It is the main island of the Greater Palm group, and consists of small bays, sandy beaches and steep forested mountains rising to a peak of 548 metres. Neighbouring islands outside the Palm group include Rattlesnake Island and Magnetic Island.
Palm Island is home to two clan groups, Manbarra (traditional owners) and the larger group Bwgcolman, which incorporates all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait families/clans who have historical links to the island.
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 2,500 approx
Land Area – 70.9 km²
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – Palm Island is accessible by ferry from Townsville.