Bowling Green Bay National Park
Explore the contrasts
Bowling Green Bay National Park is the southern gateway to the tropical rainforests. There’s more fun to be had here than on a real bowling green! The vivid streak of green tropical rainforest at the peak of Mount Elliot flourishes amid the lower plains of coastal wetlands, saltpans and mangroves, giving this unique national park its name. Find your perfect camping or picnic spot near Alligator Creek where you can escape the heat with a refreshing swim in the deep pools. Venture out at night with a spotlight to look for brushtail possums, sugar gliders and northern brown bandicoots, and wake up with the wallabies at dawn.
Location and getting there
25km S of Townsville. Access from Townsville is via the Bruce Hwy and Alligator Creek.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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