Hoskyn Islands

Hoskyn Islands is a pair of small coral cays. They are located near the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern Great Barrier Reef, 107 km due east of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, and 412 km north of the state capital Brisbane.

The island is the fourth island in the Great Barrier Reef chain of islands (with the first being Lady Elliot Island), and is part of the Capricorn and Bunker Group of islands, forming part of the Capricornia Cays National Park as well as part of the Capricornia Cays Important Bird Area. Most people only see the island by the more easily reached Lady Musgrave Island, which can be readily reached by fast catamaran from the town of 1770, Queensland, or from Gladstone, both of which are located approximately five hours' drive north of Brisbane.

The pair of Hoskyn cays are

  • East Hoskyn 23°48′26″S 152°17′27″E / 23.80722°S 152.29083°E / -23.80722; 152.29083 (East Hoskyn - Hoskyn Islands)
  • West Hoskyn 23°48′06″S 152°18′00″E / 23.80167°S 152.30000°E / -23.80167; 152.30000 (West Hoskyn - Hoskyn Islands)

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