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Waterbirds in wetland, Hasties Swamp
Map of Hasties Swamp National Park
Atherton-Herberton Road
Atherton
Queensland 4883 Australia

Hasties Swamp National Park
Atherton, Tablelands Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/hasties-swamp/index.html

Description

A birdwatcher's delight, this park is a large seasonal wetland renowned for its diverse range of resident and migratory birds. At least 220 bird species have been recorded, mainly in the wetland and open woodland. The park's wetland environment varies with the season. Open water, reeds, muddy edges and sedge land vary with the cycle of wet and dry seasons. Open eucalypt forest surrounding the swamp contrasts with the lush rainforests found elsewhere on the Atherton Tableland.

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Enjoy watching the birds from a two-storey bird hide which has wheelchair access and is large enough to cater for a school group. Observe the birds from the comfort of the hide, using the signs as a guide to species identification. Best birdwatching time is during the dry season (April to October) when the swamp dries out and the area becomes an important refuge for waterbirds.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. The toilets and lower floor of the bird hide are wheelchair accessible.

How To Get There

Drive four kilometres south of Atherton off the Atherton-Herberton Road.


Free Entry


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