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.
Freshwater Lagoon Rd., off Cape Pallarenda Rd., near Rowes Bay Golf Club, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia
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