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Address: Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4044 3044
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Great walk that improves each time we visit.

We have visited several times in recent years and it keeps improving as the vegetation develops and the hides improve. What you see will depend on the time of day and time of year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2016
runinm
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the mosquitos were so bad that we had to run back to the car. one of my kids and i are terribly attractive to mosquitos. if not for that, i think it would be a great place. we did have long pants and repellant but were covered in mosquitos - i’ve never seen anything like it. i cannot even describe... More 

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This Wetland near Smithfield and James Cook University is readily accessed by TRANSlink public bus from Cairns (routes 111 and 112), with a 400 metre walk at the end due to there not being a bus stop outside the reserve entrance. But the driver may drop you there on the way there at least. The wetland has a system of... More 

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1 Thank Les M
Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I live in Cairns and had never taken this walk until today what a stunning place to visit Just stroll and you leisure or powerwalk if you want a bit of fitness all is flat and easy but the views of the lakes and ponds are astonishing. Watch birdlife hop from water lily to lily feeding, There are a number... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We have visited several times in recent years and it keeps improving as the vegetation develops and the hides improve. What you see will depend on the time of day and time of year but there is a large range of birdlife that visits/inhabits the areas. Probably best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon.

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Thank runinm
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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211 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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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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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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