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Address: Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4044 3044
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Good bike paths for littlies

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are wide and well maintained so perfect for small children. Interesting info board to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
strudelwoman
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Cairns Region, Australia
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Cairns Region, Australia
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are wide and well maintained so perfect for small children. Interesting info board to help identify some of the animals you might see, and clean toilets. Well worth a visit for some quiet time.

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Thank strudelwoman
Norman, Oklahoma
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720 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This free attraction is in the Smithfield area of Cairns and you need a car to get there. A good parking lot and clean bathrooms are available. Information and brochures with maps depicting the different trails you can take are available. A fair amount of shade in many of the trails. There are a couple of bird observation areas (bird... More 

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Thank Sarracenia
Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My quiet oasis away from the maddness of the world. Walk, birdwatch, sit, meditate, draw, paint, bbq, picnic, photograph, jog, snooze.

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Thank KenandBarbiedoBali
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was land restored after being used as a sugar plantation.We went in the dry season so no crocs or bugs. Interesting animal life.

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1 Thank 55700
Smithfield, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

These wetlands are part untouched natural areas, plus regenerated areas that once was a sand and loam extraction "quarry". Unless someone had seen the areas when the sand and loam was being extracted, there is no other way that now those areas could be identified. This is a quiet, peaceful, area of nature where one can walk down paths through... More 

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Thank RednekFNQ
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were taken here by my auntie - this is generally a place where tourist don't tend to go which was nice. It was so peaceful and the views were stunning. There is so much wildlife both wetland and dry land. The ants nests were AMAZING! make sure you look out for them - if I can get a picture... More 

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Thank Taryn J
Point Cook, Australia
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163 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed our afternoon at Wattana Wetlands till the sun went down. We enjoyed the wetlands with bird watching areas and plenty of birdlife photography on the lakes, oh and some turtles and frogs:O)

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1 Thank AussiesvisitUSA
Savernake
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Saw lots of 'new' birds, great board walks. Maps and directions could be clearer. Warnings for green ants at bird hides are needed.

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1 Thank Alexander S
Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The cattana wetlands is a stunning series of wetlands just north of cans cbd,there is several differaint ponds from small to really large grasslands and the wildlife is stunning ,this is not a 5 minute walk to decoder it probably will take you the best part of the day ,one thing is don't just look forward look up and down... More 

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1 Thank Tom W
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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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