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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

#20 of 80 things to do in Townsville Features Animals
Cape Pallarenda Road | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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A few nice circuit walks, lots of wildlife

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park and Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park are located close to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RSV_12
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Brisbane, Australia
A lovely serene area

There really are 2 parts to the Town Common. The one near the golf course and one at the end of... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Yaneverno63
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Townsville, Australia
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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 4 weeks ago

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 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
Reviewed 14 August 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
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The town common is a great place to get back to North QLD Nature without having to drive very far at all. The road into the common is dirt, with large speed humps. There are two bird hides/ viewing areas on the road and a...More

1  Thank Neata54
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a free attraction. Once you turn off the main road you drive past a golf course and onto a dirt/gravel road which is fine for 2WD vehicles. There are several places to stop and watch all sorts of wetland birds do their thing....More

1  Thank Kim-n-Jodie
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Birds, birds and then some more birds. If you're into nature in general or obsessed with feathery friends, here is where you'll find them. Take mosquito spray and a torch and go at dusks.

Thank Sheridan W
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