Great Sandy Biosphere

Great Sandy Biosphere

The Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve is located in the Southeast Queensland Bioregion of eastern Australia. Renowned for its cultural and ecological significance, the reserve contains the Great Sandy Strait, a Ramsar-listed wetland, and K’gari, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reserve incorporates the largest sand island and coastal sand mass in the world.


The Great Sandy Biosphere has very high ecological biodiversity and landscape values recognised by state, national and international communities at all levels.

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Partners in the Great Sandy Biosphere acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.