Hasties Swamp National Park

Hasties Swamp National Park

Hasties Swamp National Park
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Hasties Swamp, not far out of Atherton, is home to one of the best bird-hides I have ever seen. I visited late afternoon one day and liked it so much came back at dawn the next morning. The hide has two levels and provides excellent views across and up and down the swamp. Heaps of water birds to be seen. Bring binoculars but there is also plenty going on immediately in front of and either side of the hide. Lots of ducks including both Plumed and Wandering whistling ducks, egrets, coots, cormorants, a few spoonbills and a single pelican. At least one Forest Kingfisher too. If you like birds, you're sure to like Hasties Swamp.
Written 5 October 2022
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roamas
Sydney, Australia677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
A lovely bird watch that’s a good place be to stop and observe nature. There’s also some great explanatory panels describing the various birds you’re likely to see. Toilet facilities near the small parking area.
Written 4 July 2022
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Dianne F
307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Enjoyed finding this place and stopping for a look. Lots of birds here which makes an otherwise average swamp into an attraction. Worth a look.
Written 21 April 2022
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia6,056 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
If you love birdwatching, especially wetland water birds, you will love Hastie’s Swamp National Park. Even if you notice the signs, and take an unplanned detour like I did, you will love it, or find it interesting. There is a huge variety of birds that come here and you will see a few of these at any given time. There is an elevated bird watching tower which you enter after climbing some stairs, and from here you get a great view of the wetland swamp where the water birds congregate as well as interpretive signage describing the birds of the area in detail. Hastie’s Swamp is just a few kms outside of Atherton, and well worth a visit.
Written 25 April 2021
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Bettsy B
Atherton, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Friends
OMG we saw so many birds. Even got to see a white wing hawk grab a duck and tke it up to the trees beyind expectations worth while going
Written 23 May 2020
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Highland-Birder
Tain, UK2,002 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I have visited Hasties Swamp NP several times over the years and it never fail as to impress. There always seems to be water present event during the driest periods, such as they are currently. The 2 story hide must be one of the best I’ve ever visited.
100's of birds present, huge numbers of Plumbed Whistling Duck, lesser numbers of Wandering. Australian Swamphen abundant, an excellent selection of Egrets & Ibis and a Buff-banded Rail feeding directly below our location. One could easily spend a day here. Just outside the entrance at the junction to the main highway a mixed group of c60 Brolga & Sarus Cranes, c50 Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and 100+ Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Written 30 November 2019
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Lizzie0909
Munlochy, UK2,839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
From the moment you turn into the driveway the birding starts. Lots of Swamp Hens and ducks of every variety. When you finally get to the bird hide, which is a two story construction, there is even more to see.
Lots of Information boards. Toilets are just outside where you park. A great place for anyone interested in birds and nature.
And it’s free.
Written 16 October 2019
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Flight2012
Sydney, Australia290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Any birder will know about Hastie's Swamp. Anyone will find a visit interesting. First of all are the birds, of course (binoculars helpful). In addition, there is the ecological history which reflects in a nutshell what has happened on the Atherton Tablelands since Europeans arrived.

The birdhide is the super deluxe.
Written 14 October 2019
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Louise B
Babinda, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Great place to see different types of birds in their natural environment. The bird hide was great and had lots of information about the different types of birds that frequent the area.
Written 12 September 2019
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Rene
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
We've spent 3 days / 3 nights at Hasties Swamp and we liked it a lot. We enjoyed the best possible view form Nyleta Lodge which is at the beginning of the road. The lodge has been up for rental since the spring of 2019. It's new and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and could tell us quite a bit about the birds and the surroundings of hasties swamp.
Written 4 September 2019
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