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Keating's Lagoon

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Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia
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Would like to see it wetter!

Stacks of birdlife, even though much of the lagoon had dried up. Plenty of mossies too but they go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trimley11
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Serene lagoon full of white lilies

Best visited at dusk to see plenty of birds. The lagoon is just off the highway, very easy to get... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
ian2005wine
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Australia
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“bird hide” (9 reviews)
“bird life” (14 reviews)
“lily pads” (2 reviews)
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Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia
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"worth a visit"
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"lilies"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stacks of birdlife, even though much of the lagoon had dried up. Plenty of mossies too but they go with the territory.

Thank Trimley11
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Best visited at dusk to see plenty of birds. The lagoon is just off the highway, very easy to get to with ample parking. Remarkably tranquil for so close to the main road, the lagoon is a sea of white lilies. There are plenty of...More

Thank ian2005wine
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Keating's lagoon is a large lagoon just outside of Cooktown. Very easy walking track to a viewing platform. The lagoon was covered in flowering lilies. We did not see any wild life. Locals told us sometimes you see heaps of bird life and other times...More

Thank anita1110
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This was our second visit to Keatings Lagoon in two years and it was just as nice this time. It's only a short drive from Cooktown and well signposted with good parking.It was a very easy walk to the bird hide, listening to all the...More

1  Thank Ksw59
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We basically stumbled on this location on our visit to Cooktown. We had some spare time and were advised that the lagoon was close to get to by car and is open to the public for free and generally should visit during daylight hours. So...More

Thank Stefan B
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This little known lagoon is worth a visit for birdlife and wonderful lilies. I am afraid the heat and humidity got to me so we only stayed an hour.

Thank paulabrown123014
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

A short drive from Cooktown along highway. The lagoon is a great place for short walk to view and learn more about birdlife. Nice location with picnic tables and good parking.

Thank John_ssss
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been to Cooktown before, however this is the 1st time we have visited Keating's Lagoon - it was a very enjoyable walk/stroll, just stopping and looking along the way. We both enjoyed our experience, in fact we still talk about the birds and...More

1  Thank stewart340
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Beautiful scene with lilies on the lagoon and plenty of birds. However spray well for mosquitoes as they were big and plentiful when we visited.

2  Thank Suzanne818
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Fabulous walkways, the habitat has amazing birdlife and plants. It is well worth exploring this amazing lagoon, located so close to Cooktown.

1  Thank Desiree1956
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