"Limestone and Sand" Penguin Island Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

Penguin Island Things to Do: 30 reviews and 45 photos


Penguin Island is a limestone plateau and today you will mainly see it covered with sand dunes and thickets. Once the island was covered with a Tuart Forrest, this was before the sea level rose some 10,000 years ago and the islands became part of the mainland. The sand dunes which covered the area were rich in lime from shell fragments however rainwater leaching through the sand partially dissolved the lime and cemented the sand below producing a base rock of limestone.

Address: Penguin Island, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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  • Written Sep 25, 2005
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