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Study area 2005 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2005 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 natural) lacustrine (natural) lacustrine (slightly modified natural) palustrine (natural) palustrine (slightly modified natural) riverine
Total 1,359,762 4,174 23,505 167 2,883 496 45,987 652 15,650 93,514
Cairns Urban 62,327 485 4,561 166 4 498 5 502 6,223
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,471 15,352 2,849 393 33,193 346 14,785 70,389
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 218 3,591 < 1 34 99 12,295 301 363 16,902

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 2005 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation