Great Barrier Reef Sights

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

  • Freshwater Lagoon Rd. Map It
  • Pallarenda
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Spot wallabies, echidnas, dingoes, goannas, and hundreds of bird species at this terrific wetlands conservation park 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, the Pallarenda to Tegoora Rock circuit for wetlands overviews, or several other walking and biking trails (with estimated walk times ranging from 30 minutes to five hours). The 5-km (3-mile), two-plus-hour-long trail from Bald Rock to Mount Marlowl is worth the uphill trek for the glorious regional panorama at the summit. Most trails start from Bald Rock parking lot, 7 km (4½ miles) from the park entrance on unpaved roads.

Sight Information


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

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07-4721–3660-Townsville Tourist Information; /13–7468-ParksQ infoline

Published 07/21/2016


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