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Bromfield Swamp

Malanda Atherton Road, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
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Fun to watch the Saurus Cranes and Brolga

I brought my husband here to see the Saurus Cranes and Brolga come in at dusk. There wasn't a lot... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Check the details before you visit - otherwise don't bother unless a dedicated, equipped bird watcher.

Bromfield Swamp would be a "must do" for dedicated bird watchers who ALSO have quite good optics... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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Malanda Atherton Road, Malanda, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I brought my husband here to see the Saurus Cranes and Brolga come in at dusk. There wasn't a lot of activity (maybe 20 cranes total, a few pairs flew in), but we saw a bit of dancing and it was fun. While there were...More

1  Thank K W
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bromfield Swamp would be a "must do" for dedicated bird watchers who ALSO have quite good optics and/or camera gear. There is a nice little elevated platform on the road but that is about 500m from just the edge of the swamp area that appears...More

Thank austravlar
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Yes it may be "just a swamp" but for anyone interested in birds, its quite a sight watching the masses of brolgas and saras cranes returning home for the night. Best to get here early evening, bring a couple of chairs, perhaps a picnic or...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Frankly, unless you're into birds - not that much too see there. It's a just a low open wet place down below.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Best to get here about 6.30 in August, time depends on season but we watched many tourists leaving early and missing the arrival of the birds en masse. Only a handful of people each night but those in the know bring a chair and a...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is one of the best places to view the migrating saras crane and the many birds that frequent the Atherton Tablelands.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 31 December 2015

A quiet place to view birds and peaceful outlook for discovering the beginning of the North Johnson River.

Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The only reason to stand on the edge of a deep volcanic vine where a swamp occupies the distant and ancient crater is to view the Sarus cranes and brolgas who fly in at dusk to the safety of the swamp. It can be windy...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is a must visit place for bird watchers, a two story bird hide on the edge of the swamp,offers a good place to observe the bird life on and around the swamp.There is quite a variety of water birds were there the day we...More

2  Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We visited just before sunset and were awestruck by this amazing sight - dozens and dozens of Brolga and Sarus Cranes arriving back to roost after their day out food foraging. Take some binoculars for better viewing!

1  Thank JoeN254
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