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Boyne Island QLD

Boyne Island

Postcode: 4680

Boyne Island is a town in Queensland, Australia, 25 km south of Gladstone. It is located on the west bank of the Boyne River across from Tannum Sands. At the 2001 census, Boyne Island had a population of 3,521.

Australia’s largest aluminium smelter, Boyne Smelters Ltd., is located north of town.

Boasts a wonderful climate all year round with excellent fishing & access to offshore reefs & a major fresh water Barramundi hot spot at Awoonga Dam as well as the fishing village of Turkey Beach. Our population is nearing 10,000 & our towns are very relaxed with all facilities available. Good accommodation, walking & cycling tracks, positioned on the mouth of the Boyne River. Major industry is the Boyne Smelter producing over 540,000 tonnes of Aluminium per annum.

Boyne Island is renowned for its beautiful foreshore parks while Tannum Sands, just 10 kilometres off the Bruce Highway by sealed road, offers long stretches of sandy beaches for swimming and coastal recreation. Lifesaver patrols each weekend and all summer holidays, add to the safe and relaxed holiday atmosphere.

With only a small variance in temperature from winter to summer, the water is warm enough to swim all year long. Tannum Sands and Boyne Island are linked by over 15 kilometres of pedestrian and cycle paths which wind alongside the Boyne River, through parks and to the beachfront.