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Study area 2001 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2001 wetland system extent by study area metadata
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Study area Total area
Wetland area by system Total
wetland area
artificial and highly modified intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (natural) intertidal (saltmarsh, saltflats, mangroves) (slightly modified) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified) riverine
Total 1,359,762 4,360 23,518 169 2,883 455 45,840 644 15,700 93,570
Cairns Urban 62,327 479 4,580 169 2 511 5 512 6,259
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,394 15,352 2,849 391 33,289 346 14,817 70,438
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 487 3,586 < 1 34 62 12,041 292 371 16,873

Note that these totals may be lower than the Queensland totals due to incomplete coverage of study areas.


Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

All statistics are approximate and generated based on data transformed to a customised Albers equal-area projection, thus allowing wetland extent change for different regions of Queensland to be comparable.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Study area 2001 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation