Bowling Green Bay National Park covers 57,900 hectares of coastal and mountainous country. The habitats range from mangroves at sea level to rainforests on the mountain tops. The national park includes a wetland that has gained international recognition as a significant habitat for waterfowl, and has been listed under the Ramsar Convention. In the summer months at least 30 different species of birds migrate to the park from various parts of the world. Mount Elliot reaches a height of 1,210 metres, jutting out of the surrounding coastal plain and dominating the landscape, and Alligator Creek descends in a series of cascades, deep pools and waterfalls.... more
Camp at Alligator Creek camping area or enjoy short or long walks to the creek, lookout and falls. Enjoy a picnic at the day-use area that has tables, shelter, barbecues and toilets.... less
The Alligator Creek camping area toilets, and campsites one and two, are wheelchair accessible. The day-use area toilets, and a 100 metre boardwalk along Alligator Creek is also wheelchair accessible.
How To Get There
Alligator Creek is 25 kilometres south of Townsville. Turn off the Bruce Highway towards Alligator Creek, 25 kilometres south of Townsville or 65 kilometres north of Ayr. The entrance to the Mount Elliot section of the park is 5.5 kilometres from the highway. Access is suitable for conventional vehicles. There is no public transport. The gate to the camping and day-use areas is open from 6.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. daily.
The Townsville region has a dry tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The average daily temperature range is 24 to 31 degrees Celsius in summer (December to February) and 14 to 25 degrees Celsius in winter (June to August).
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