Boyne Island, Queensland

Boyne Island, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Boyne Island
state = Qld

caption =
lga = Gladstone Regional Council
postcode = 4680
est =
pop = 3,687
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Gladstone
fedgov = Flynn
dist1 = 521
dir1 = NW
location1= Brisbane
dist2 = 23
dir2 = SE
location2= Gladstone
dist3 = 3
dir3 = W
location3= Tannum Sands

Boyne Island is a town in Queensland, Australia, 25 km south of Gladstone. It is located on the west bank of the Boyne River and is made an island by the adjoining South Trees Inlet. It is a twin town with Tannum Sands located directly across the river. At the 2006 census, Boyne Island has a population of 3,687.Census 2006 AUS
id = UCL308000
name = Boyne Island (Urban Centre/Locality)
quick = on
accessdate = 2008-05-25

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

Boyne Island is home to the Boyne Tannum Hookup, which is 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. This event is very popular, with more than 3,000 entrants.


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