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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park Review

Spot wallabies, echidnas, dingos, goannas, and hundreds of bird species at this terrific wetlands conservation park. It's crisscrossed by walking and biking trails and dotted with bird blinds and a wildlife-viewing tower. You can take the easy, hour-long Forest Walk to see kingfishers and honey-eaters, or the Pallarenda to Tegoora Rock circuit for wetlands overviews. The 5-km (3-mile), two-plus-hour-long trail from Bald Rock to Mount Marlowl is worth the uphill trek for the regional panorama at the summit. Most trails start from Bald Rock parking lot, 7 km (4½ miles) from the park entrance on unpaved roads.

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  • Address: Freshwater Lagoon Rd., off Cape Pallarenda Rd., near Rowes Bay Golf Club Pallarenda, Townsville, QLD 4810
  • Phone: 07/4721–3660 Townsville Tourist Information; 07/4722–5244 QPWS Pallarenda; 13–7468 ParksQ infoline
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  • Location: Townsville
Updated: 01-16-2014

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