Boyne Island
Central Queensland Town

Boyne Island

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Boyne Island Tannum Sands is currently a 3 star accredited Queensland Tidy Town. You can tell us about your experience to Boyne Island Tannum Sands by voting in the online poll.

Tannum Sands was named Queensland’s Cleanest Beach in 2018.

Boyne Island is situated 25 kilometres south of Gladstone, with a population of 4,406. It is located on the west bank of the Boyne River and, is a particular type of island called a Holm, an island in a river or an estuary.

It is bounded on the eastern side by the Boyne River, for about 4 kilometres and the South Trees inlet, on the southern, for about 9 kilometres, and western sides, for about 8 kilometres Tannum Sands is located on the eastern side of the mouth of the Boyne River, spreading southward and is often referred to as Boyne Island’s twin town.

The town was named for the Boyne River, which was named by John Oxley in 1823.

Originally, the island was used for sheep grazing, this was followed by small crops, horticulture, fishing and timber.

Local Government Information

From the majestic heights of Kroombit Tops in the west, through to the deep coral lagoons of the Barrier Reef, the Gladstone Region provides the population of 64,000 people with an enviable lifestyle within a strong and dynamic economy. Located in Central Queensland, approximately 550 kilometres north of Brisbane, covering an area of 10,500 square kilometres, The Gladstone Region is balanced with large areas of green open space, including several national parks, historical sites, bush walks and marine activities, including fishing and crabbing, residents have a wide choice to explore and experience the great outdoors.

Visit Gladstone Regional Council Website

Today Boyne Island is primarily a residential centre for the nearby Boyne Island aluminium smelter, Australia’s largest, Boyne Smelters Ltd. (located north of the town separated by a buffer zone) and Gladstone industries.

The Boyne Island Library is operated by the Gladstone Regional Council.

A 13 hole Boyne Island Tannum Sands Golf Course is located adjacent to the Boyne River in Jacaranda Drive. Hole 12 in particular is challenging, with out-of-bounds and water hazard in strategic places.

Boyne Island is home to the Boyne Island Hookup, a large fishing event held on the Queens Birthday long weekend. The event is held at Bray Park, which is on the river near the skate park.

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