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Old Woman Island - Picture Tour

Old Woman Island (Mudjimba Island)

Old Woman Island (also referred to as Mudjimba Island) is located about one kilometre off the coast of Mudjimba and can be clearly seen for miles up and down the coastline. Aboriginal legends abound about the Island. One has it, the Island was the result of an epic battle between two men, Coolum and Ninderry, and a woman called Maroochy. The end result was that Coolum's head was knocked off and ended up in the ocean, creating Mudjimba Island. Mount Coolum, seven kilometers to the north, is now flat topped due to the lack of a head!

There are various other legends involving Aboriginal women living on the island until old age, hence the "Old Woman" name.

Old Woman Island (Mudjimba Island)

Image courtesy Queensland Tourism