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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

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Cape Pallarenda Road | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Lovely place to wander around

Close to town and worth a visit, probably better during the wet season for bird life but still... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2017
Vic_Traveller_8
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Melbourne
Great birdwatching!

This is a fantastic hidden treasure. If you like birdwatching this is the place to go. Hire a bike... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
diptfordbluetit
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Devon
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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. 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.
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Cape Pallarenda Road | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Close to town and worth a visit, probably better during the wet season for bird life but still worth a visit.

Thank Vic_Traveller_8
Reviewed August 14, 2017

This is a fantastic hidden treasure. If you like birdwatching this is the place to go. Hire a bike and go visit. Remember your factor 50 and some drinking water though, it gets pretty hot and you can get completely wrapped up watching the great...More

Thank diptfordbluetit
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Cooler months or early morning, late afternoon be best times to enjoy. Would be even more birds after rain.

Thank Darryl S
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park and Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park are located close to Townsville (about 6-10kim). They can be reached by car or public transport (bus#206. You can get the timetable and the route map at the Information Centre in Townsville, 280 Flinders St.,...More

Thank RSV_12
Reviewed January 20, 2017

There really are 2 parts to the Town Common. The one near the golf course and one at the end of the dirt track. Make sure you venture to the end of the dirt track as there is some wonderful bird life to see there.

Thank Yaneverno63
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I went for an early morning cycle around the lagoon and wetland tracks, stopping in at the bird hides. There were brolgas, magpie geese, pelicans and other water birds. Despite the rest of Townsville being in drought, this area was very green and a flourishing...More

Thank Maree D
Reviewed September 12, 2016

For a bird lover, this was heaven sent. A fantastic variety of species in some pretty beautiful scenery. Views out over the wetlands and airport to Castle Hill.

Thank Suzanne818
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We enjoyed a great morning at the Town Common only a few kilometres north of Townsville. The bird life was amazing. So many magpie geese! Brolgas dancing as soon as we took our camera out and a brilliant sunbird performing acrobatics right in front of...More

Thank anicka2016
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Had a mid morning walk in this fabulous reserve to observe birds. The gravel road past the Golf Course will be approximately 3 kms to the first bird hide. At present this only provided a view of some Herons, Pelicans, Egrets and Ibis. Driving further...More

Thank WonderingVikings
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Being visitors to the area we decided to have a nosey and drove into this Park. We drove a couple of kilometres along a very corrugated dusty gravel road and all we saw was fenced off scrub. On our left was the airport and on...More

Thank Peter D
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