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This story first appeared in the National Park Association of Queensland’s Protected Magazine. Read the full article here. 

Bowling Green Bay National Park is located about 25 km south of Townsville and covers 57,900 hectares of coastal and mountainous country. The Park extends from Cleveland Bay on the coast through to inland Mount Elliot and as a result features a wide range of habitats, from mangroves at sea level to rainforests on the mountain tops.

This 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.

The beautiful Alligator Creek flows through Bowling Green Bay National Park, and offers great spots for swimming, birdwatching or just to enjoy nature.

Fiona Lidgett is the owner of closely located Townsville Eco Resort, a lifestyle park that offers cabins, camps sites and a soon to come glamping facilities. Fiona and her team encourage all their guests to visit Bowling Green Bay, even if it’s just for a little walk to the lookout.


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