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Townsville Town Common Conservation Park

#22 of 80 things to do in Townsville Features Animals
Cape Pallarenda Road | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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A lovely serene area

There really are 2 parts to the Town Common. The one near the golf course and one at the end of... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Townsville, Australia
A must for nature lovers

I went for an early morning cycle around the lagoon and wetland tracks, stopping in at the bird... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Maree D
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Cape Pallarenda Road | Rowes Bay, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

There really are 2 parts to the Town Common. The one near the golf course and one at the end of the dirt track. Make sure you venture to the end of the dirt track as there is some wonderful bird life to see there.

Thank Yaneverno63
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I went for an early morning cycle around the lagoon and wetland tracks, stopping in at the bird hides. There were brolgas, magpie geese, pelicans and other water birds. Despite the rest of Townsville being in drought, this area was very green and a flourishing...More

Thank Maree D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

For a bird lover, this was heaven sent. A fantastic variety of species in some pretty beautiful scenery. Views out over the wetlands and airport to Castle Hill.

Thank Suzanne818
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We enjoyed a great morning at the Town Common only a few kilometres north of Townsville. The bird life was amazing. So many magpie geese! Brolgas dancing as soon as we took our camera out and a brilliant sunbird performing acrobatics right in front of...More

Thank anicka2016
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a mid morning walk in this fabulous reserve to observe birds. The gravel road past the Golf Course will be approximately 3 kms to the first bird hide. At present this only provided a view of some Herons, Pelicans, Egrets and Ibis. Driving further...More

Thank WonderingVikings
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Being visitors to the area we decided to have a nosey and drove into this Park. We drove a couple of kilometres along a very corrugated dusty gravel road and all we saw was fenced off scrub. On our left was the airport and on...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The town common is a great place to get back to North QLD Nature without having to drive very far at all. The road into the common is dirt, with large speed humps. There are two bird hides/ viewing areas on the road and a...More

1  Thank Neata54
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a free attraction. Once you turn off the main road you drive past a golf course and onto a dirt/gravel road which is fine for 2WD vehicles. There are several places to stop and watch all sorts of wetland birds do their thing....More

1  Thank Kim-n-Jodie
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Birds, birds and then some more birds. If you're into nature in general or obsessed with feathery friends, here is where you'll find them. Take mosquito spray and a torch and go at dusks.

Thank Sheridan W
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Nice little family outing. Gave my son the opportunity to try out his new camera. Make sure you don't mind a bit of dust on your vehicle and pack the sunscreens and insect repellent.More

Thank Steve G
TownsvilleEnterprise, Marketing at Townsville Town Common Conservation Park, responded to this review

Hi Steve G, thank you for your great review of Townsville's Town Common Conservation Park. Great to hear you got to play with the camera, if you managed to get any good photos we would love you to share them on social media with #townsvilleshines....More

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