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Study area 2017 wetland system extents

based on wetland mapping version 6.0 metadata

Display areas in
2017 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 4,331 23,526 165 2,883 516 45,832 622 15,584 93,459
Cairns Urban 62,327 511 4,573 165 4 491 5 492 6,242
Great Sandy Strait 1,218,935 3,583 15,353 2,849 393 33,143 347 14,733 70,400
Pumicestone Passage 78,501 237 3,600 < 1 34 119 12,199 269 359 16,817

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 2017 wetland system extents, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation