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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

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Open Now: 06:30 - 18:30
Open today: 06:30 - 18:30
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Fantastic bird watching.

Winter here is just magic with blue skies and glorious weather.A fantastic array of birdlife on the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Sunny Queensland. AUST
Good for birdwatching

This is normally a great place for birdwatching, but on my latest visit in late July I saw very few... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Canberra, Australia
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The park's wildlife viewing areas and walking and mountain bike trails offer a range of nature-based recreation activities close to the centre of Townsville. The park features deep-water lagoons and seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and vine...more
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Cape Pallarenda Rd | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

probably worth a look but you should know the council shut access to the carpark across the common, this means that if you are a family or older person wanting to access the beach at the end of the carpark to the north - you...More

Thank Guy R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Winter here is just magic with blue skies and glorious weather.A fantastic array of birdlife on the water and in the bush.Thoroughly recommended.

Thank drron
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is normally a great place for birdwatching, but on my latest visit in late July I saw very few birds. You drive along an unpaved road for about 6km to a parking area, then it’s a short walk to a hide giving a lovely...More

Thank Stickman1
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Being an avid birdie I did enjoy this place, the birdlife here is beautiful and plenty of it. Had a lovely walk around the wetlands with bird hides to stop at. Take plenty of water because even in June it was hot.

Thank avidsoloist
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I found that the walking trails where not easy to access if you are older. The parking areas where small and not maintained. If you like birdwatching there is some great hides. Not much to see or access. It would be benifical if there was...More

1  Thank natrat_qld
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The Town Common is a great spot for birdwatching, with a couple of designated hides through the park. There are also walking trails, some of which lead to secluded beaches. If it is dry, 4WD is not required, but the roads are dirt, and can...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Close to town and worth a visit, probably better during the wet season for bird life but still worth a visit.

Thank Vic_Traveller_8
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a fantastic hidden treasure. If you like birdwatching this is the place to go. Hire a bike and go visit. Remember your factor 50 and some drinking water though, it gets pretty hot and you can get completely wrapped up watching the great...More

Thank diptfordbluetit
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Cooler months or early morning, late afternoon be best times to enjoy. Would be even more birds after rain.

Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park and Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park are located close to Townsville (about 6-10kim). They can be reached by car or public transport (bus#206. You can get the timetable and the route map at the Information Centre in Townsville, 280 Flinders St.,...More

1  Thank RSV_12
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