Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks
Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and swathed in natural greenery, Keswick Island is fringed by dramatic mangroves and a magnificent reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and much of the marine land is protected to safeguard the unique marine animals, plants and habitats that lie within it. The area around Keswick Island remains delightfully unspoiled, providing the perfect environment in which to discover the exciting treasures that are nestled beneath the seas of the Queensland coast.
Singapore Bay Marine Park
Keswick boasts the perfect conditions for coral growth – warm, clear, shallow waters and currents that transport food and nutrients to nourish the brightly coloured corals and marine life.
Not only is Keswick within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, its own Singapore Bay – on the north-west coast of Keswick – is a designated Marine National Park Zone (MNP-20-1138) in its own right. Home to an array of turtles, fish and dugong, the bay features well-developed fringing reefs and fascinating mangrove estuaries which are breeding grounds for prawns and crabs as well as fish species such as barramundi, whiting, bream and flathead. Many species here spread their lifecycle between the mangroves and the coral reef, highlighting the delicate balance that defines the unique ecosystem of this protected marine park area.