Australian Marine Parks

Limmen Marine Park is the perfect place for dugongs and flatback turtles to thrive, largely due to the wildly abundant marine life supported by nutrients carried into the sea by local rivers.

Limmen Marine Park is bursting with life. The diversity of species and abundance of marine life here is some of the highest in the north.

The marine park is part of the Gulf of Carpentaria coastal zone, where rivers on shore bring nutrients into the sea, boosting marine life locally.

Pipefishes, sawfishes, dugongs and seasnakes thrive here, and flatback turtles rely on the marine park for food and a place to rest during their breeding time.

The Labyrinthian Shoals, a group of sandbanks in depths of less than 1.8 metres, are a prominent seafloor feature of the marine park.

The Yanyuwa people have responsibilities for sea country in the marine park.

The marine park is in the south-west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. It covers 1399 square kilometres, with depths from 15 metres to 70 metres.

The marine park is a Habitat Protection Zone. While some types of commercial fishing are allowed in the Habitat Protection Zone, others are restricted in order to protect important habitats.


The Limmen Marine Park is adjacent to the Limmen Bight Marine Park, a Northern Territory marine park.  

The Limmen Bight Marine Park provides great opportunities for fishing and enjoying nature.

Click on the map below to see what you can do in the Limmen Marine Park.

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Park area

1,399 km²

Depth range

15 to 70 m