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Cattana Wetlands

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Address: Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
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Relaxing and peaceful

This place is not far from where we live and we go there often for a relaxing walk, watching the Birds, enjoying Nature. Its easy parking , clean toilets and its great for all... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
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Cairns, Australia
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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373 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This used to be a sugarcane field back in the days and has now been reclaimed and turned in to wonderful wetlands. Free admission but no public transport so you will need a car to get there. We went in April and unfortunately didn’t see much. Maybe the wrong season? We did however get eaten alive by the mosquitoes so... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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296 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is not far from where we live and we go there often for a relaxing walk, watching the Birds, enjoying Nature. Its easy parking , clean toilets and its great for all ages. All is very well maintained. Entry is free but there is no public transport, you need a car.

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Thank hhx2_12
Cairns Region, Australia
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are wide and well maintained so perfect for small children. Interesting info board to help identify some of the animals you might see, and clean toilets. Well worth a visit for some quiet time.

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Thank strudelwoman
Norman, Oklahoma
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810 reviews
382 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 567 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This free attraction is in the Smithfield area of Cairns and you need a car to get there. A good parking lot and clean bathrooms are available. Information and brochures with maps depicting the different trails you can take are available. A fair amount of shade in many of the trails. There are a couple of bird observation areas (bird... More 

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Thank Sarracenia
Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My quiet oasis away from the maddness of the world. Walk, birdwatch, sit, meditate, draw, paint, bbq, picnic, photograph, jog, snooze.

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Thank KenandBarbiedoBali
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was land restored after being used as a sugar plantation.We went in the dry season so no crocs or bugs. Interesting animal life.

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Smithfield, Australia
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

These wetlands are part untouched natural areas, plus regenerated areas that once was a sand and loam extraction "quarry". Unless someone had seen the areas when the sand and loam was being extracted, there is no other way that now those areas could be identified. This is a quiet, peaceful, area of nature where one can walk down paths through... More 

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Thank RednekFNQ
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were taken here by my auntie - this is generally a place where tourist don't tend to go which was nice. It was so peaceful and the views were stunning. There is so much wildlife both wetland and dry land. The ants nests were AMAZING! make sure you look out for them - if I can get a picture... More 

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Thank Taryn J
Point Cook, Australia
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212 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed our afternoon at Wattana Wetlands till the sun went down. We enjoyed the wetlands with bird watching areas and plenty of birdlife photography on the lakes, oh and some turtles and frogs:O)

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Savernake
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Saw lots of 'new' birds, great board walks. Maps and directions could be clearer. Warnings for green ants at bird hides are needed.

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