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Set in a landscape of open woodland and vine thickets, Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park protects a variety of animal and plant life. The park features the historic Quarantine Station—established in 1915, to quarantine passengers on incoming ships. During World War II the American and Australian armies used this area. Camps were set up on nearby beaches and the Quarantine Station was used as a hospital.
Mountain bike or walk the trails. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue on the foreshore. Learn about the quarantine days at the station's historic display.
The toilets and historic quarantine display are wheelchair-accessible.
How To Get There:
Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park is at the end of Cape Pallarenda Road, 10 kilometres from central Townsville on the city's north-eastern outskirts. The park is accessible by conventional vehicle.
The Townsville region has a dry tropical climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons. During the wetter months, from December to April, there are significant downpours. The average daily temperature range is 24 to 32 degrees Celsius, with high humidity. The cooler, drier months of May to September are the best time to visit. The weather is pleasantly warm during this time, with reduced humidity and an average daily temperature range of 13 to 25 degrees Celsius.
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End of Cape Pallarenda Road
Queensland 4810 Australia
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