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Wetlands viewed from Tegoora Rock, Many Peaks track, Townsville Town Common
Brolgas, Long Swamp, Townsville Town Common
Lagoon trail, mountain bike trail, Townsville Town Common
Map of Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Cape Pallarenda Road
Queensland 4810 Australia

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Townsville, Townsville Area

Free Entry

13 7468


The park's wildlife viewing areas and walking and mountain bike trails offer a range of nature-based recreation activities close to the centre of Townsville. The park features deep-water lagoons and seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and vine thickets, and sheltered beaches fringed by rocky headlands. Summer rains transform the area into an immense wetland, attracting large flocks of waterbirds.

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Hike across Many Peak Range, enjoy expansive island views while riding the Under the radar mountain bike trail or walk the trail to enjoy a picnic in beautiful secluded Shelley Beach. For birdwatchers, the park is a paradise! From bird hides and observation points, watch flocks of magpie geese, brolgas, finches, wrens and cisticolas; up to 280 species have been recorded here.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • 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
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycle
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
  • Walking

Open Times

The park is open 0630 until 1830 daily

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. The track and bird hide at Freshwater Lagoon are wheelchair accessible.

How To Get There

The park is located 6 kilometres north of Townsville City Centre. Turn off Cape Pallarenda Road, near the Rowes Bay Golf Club. Walkers and mountain bike riders can also access the park from the eastern end of Lagoon trail, off Cape Pallarenda Road, and from Shelly Cove in Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park.

Free Entry

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