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.... more
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.... less
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.
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