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Birds wading at sunset. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government

Townsville Town Common Regional Park

Birdwatcher’s paradise

Only minutes from Townsville’s city centre, the Townsville Town Common Regional Park offers bird watching bliss. Nearly 280 bird species chatter, honk and squawk among the lagoons, wetlands, woodlands and sheltered beaches. From the seclusion of specially-built bird hides and along the walking tracks, look for magpie geese, brolgas and ducks in the wetlands, and finches and red-backed fairy-wrens in the long grass. This is an area of constant change—summer rains transform the area from a series of dry saltpans and grasslands into an immense wetland, attracting large flocks of waterbirds.

Location and getting there

6km N of Townsville centre. Access is via Cape Pallarenda Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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