A mere stone’s throw away from Townsville Eco Resort lies the captivating expanse of Bowling Green Bay National Park, encompassing the renowned Alligator Creek area.
Spanning 57,900 hectares, this National Park showcases a harmonious blend of coastal and mountainous landscapes. Stretching from the coastal splendour of Cleveland Bay to the elevated Mount Elliot, the park embraces a diverse spectrum of ecosystems. From the serene beauty of mangroves at sea level to the beautiful rainforests atop the mountains, this area is a true testament to nature’s creativity. Meandering through the heart of Bowling Green Bay National Park is the picturesque Alligator Creek, a haven for birdwatching, swimming, and immersing oneself in the tranquil embrace of the outdoors.
Its incredibly diverse national park includes a wetland that has gained international recognition as a significant habitat for waterfowl. In the summer months, at least 30 different species of birds migrate to the park from various parts of the world!
Mount Elliot is home to the Mount Elliot crayfish, which is critically endangered. It’s the only place in the world where they are found.