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Alligator Creek, Mount Elliot
Boardwalk at Alligator Creek, Mount Elliot
Alligator Creek lookout, Mount Elliot
Boardwalk, Alligator Creek
Map of Mount Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Aligator Creek Road
Alligator Creek
Queensland 4816 Australia

Mount Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park
Alligator Creek, Townsville Area

Free Entry

13 7468


Rugged mountains rise abruptly from the wetlands, saltpans and mangroves of the coastal plain, south of Townsville, in the Mount Eliot section of Bowling Green Bay National Park. 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. The park's wetlands are an important habitat for migratory wading birds.

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Camp amongst the gum trees at Alligator Creek camping area. Go birdwatching near the wetlands. Look for wallabies in the later afternoon and spotlight for possums around the camping area at night. Enjoy a short stroll along the boardwalk through riparian vegetation to the creek or tackle the 17 kilometre return Alligator Falls track. Have a picnic by the picturesque Alligator Creek. Take care near the creek as water levels can rise rapidly.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Walking

Open Times

The gates to the day-use and camping areas in the Mount Eliot section of the park are open between 0630 and 1830 daily.
Public Holidays: Access to the camping area is not possible after 1830. Other sections of the park are open 24 hours a day.

Other Information

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, in the Mount Eliot section of the park, 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.


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).

Free Entry

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