Set in a scenic coastal location amongst open woodland and vine thickets, this park features an historic quarantine station, established in 1915. The station was initially used to quarantine passengers on incoming ships. During World War II the area was a strategic defence location. American and Australian armies set up camps on nearby beaches and used the Quarantine Station as a hospital.... more
Walk or mountain bike the shared trails throughout the park to see the World War II structures on the Cape Pallarenda headland and explore the beaches and forested slopes of Many Peak Range. Enjoy a picnic on the foreshore. Look for wallabies, lizards and many kinds of birds in the woodland. Find out more about the quarantine days at the station's historic display.... less
The toilets and historic quarantine display are wheelchair-accessible.
How To Get There
Drive to 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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