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Address: Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4044 3044
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Quiet but nice

I probably picked the wrong time of day, around 2pm, and it was really hot. There was one other car and I was a lone female traveller, so at first I felt a little uncomfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
bv29
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited Cattana wetlands today , and it was amazing. From the recent rains Cairns has had the place is green with flowing creeks. Best time to visit is in the morning where you will see an abundance of birdlife and turtles. One word of advice though take mosquito repellent !

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I probably picked the wrong time of day, around 2pm, and it was really hot. There was one other car and I was a lone female traveller, so at first I felt a little uncomfortable, but after a while, I started to relax. The rainforest boardwalk walk is very nice, and the hike around the lakes is nice too, with... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely walking track. Easily accessible and safe for a toddler with pram. Bike friendly. But wear mosquito repellent!!

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1 Thank MHenders
Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

As a local to the area, I am ashamed to say that I have never visited here before. The wetlands are approx 20 mins from the cbd, great parking, free entry and toilet amenities provided. The wetlands are a vast space with beautiful scenery and excellent walking tracks.

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1 Thank fnqfamily
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This place is amazing. Well made paths and boardwalks, wheelchair accessible, through beautiful mixed melaleuca and rainforest wetland. Apart from the lakes and a little water in the creek, it is a bit dry but hey, this area has had 10 yrs of drought. Free Bbq's and shelters around the big lake and seats everywhere. Will defiantly return in the... More 

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1 Thank Wade H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Am a local and had not been here for ages and simply forgot how beautiful it is here, especially in winter. Have 2 little ones and easily accessible for a pram and bike. Don't forget to take a picnic and mozzie spray though it wasn't too bad today.

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3 Thank vicki s
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This wetland area north of Cairns really is a hidden gem. We had the whole reserve to ourselves. Excellent tracks around the various sized lakes, also a board walk. Excellent facilities including toilets and barbecues and information boards. It is free, absolutely no entrance charge. Well worth a visit. We saw a few bird species, but really we visited at... More 

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2 Thank jet6
Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you like to see nature but don't want/can't go to far off the beaten track this is a great place to visit. If you have young kids there are toilets in the large car park. If you have someone that needs to be able to rest often there are benches and seats regularly around the paths. The paths vary... More 

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3 Thank Ozgholam
Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Have lived here for many years and wasn't aware how beautiful these wetlands are. First visit and was very impressed. Excellent walking tracks and beautiful boardwalk ( much nicer than Cairns Botanical boardwalk). Two very nice BBQ areas overlooking one of the lakes. Good toilet facilities. Lots of birdlife and interesting signs telling about wildlife that can be found here... More 

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1 Thank Zenithaus
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I'm unsure what the problem was on the day we were there but there wasn't a single water bird in any of the dams and lakes. We saw some Rainbow Bee-eaters and other land based birds, although only about half a dozen species, but not a single water bird. Very strange. It is flat, well laid out with good signage... More 

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