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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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good spot for birdwatching and bushwalking.

The Town Common is a great spot for birdwatching, with a couple of designated hides through the... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Townsville, Australia
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 17 August 2017
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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 23 November 2017

The Town Common is a great spot for birdwatching, with a couple of designated hides through the park. There are also walking trails, some of which lead to secluded beaches. If it is dry, 4WD is not required, but the roads are dirt, and can...More

Reviewed 17 August 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 15 August 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 14 August 2017

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

Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 22 June 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

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Reviewed 21 January 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 21 October 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 13 September 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 27 August 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 21 August 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
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