Located 20 kilometres off the coast of Port Douglas, Snapper Island is an island escape you don’t want to miss. This picture-perfect island, covered in lush coastal vegetation, mangroves, vine, and eucalyptus forest, provides a home to a large variety of native birds. The island’s remote beaches are perfect for snorkelling and spearfishing, ideal for a day filled with relaxation and are famous for bush camping at West Point at Snapper Island camping area, birdwatching and small boat fishing. Snapper Island has a rich history and is part of the traditional sea country of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, who continue to hunt and fish around the island. In the early 1900s, a lime kiln operated on the island, and processing may also occur. The watercourse stonework of what is believed to be an early Chinese market garden is still visible on the island today.