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TYTO Wetlands

#2 of 12 things to do in Ingham Features Animals
73-75 McIlwraith Street, Ingham, Queensland 4850, Australia
+61 7 4776 4792
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Beautiful and Free

Delightful to visit, have lunch or a 5 star dinner at family run Enricos Restaurant overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
AsianItalian
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Townsville, Australia
via mobile
Tyto in the wet.

Had a terrific time exploring Tyto in the rain. Lots of lilies in flower and unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Wade H
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Townsville, Australia
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TYTO Wetlands, a 120 hectare rehabilitated wetland area, home to unique flora and fauna including over 240 species of birds (27.4% of Australia's bird species in one location) and many Agile Wallabies. With extensive walking tracks, bird hides and viewing platforms, it is a great way to get up close and personal to wildlife with the most rewarding experiences found in the early morning or late afternoon. Explore on your own or take a tour with our expert guides. Maps, bird lists and local tips are available from the Information and Wetlands Centre to enhance your experience. Short on time? Meander along the modern architectural walkways of TYTO that represent the bins vital to the regions mainstay industry sugar cane or connect via casual pathways, bridges over lagoons and through wooded parklands to scale the 11m observation tower for a birds eye view. Watch the many species that inhabit the TYTO main lagoon or view the lay of the land. A great photo opportunity!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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73-75 McIlwraith Street, Ingham, Queensland 4850, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful to visit, have lunch or a 5 star dinner at family run Enricos Restaurant overlooking the waterlillies, ducks and blue skies. It's free. If there is a negative it's the metal buildings, the observation tower looks like a jail tower, understandably living in a...More

Thank AsianItalian
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a terrific time exploring Tyto in the rain. Lots of lilies in flower and unfortunately, hundreds of baby cane toads. Nice friendly staff in the information centre which was very well set up and had umbrellas for use by visitors. The only down side...More

Thank Wade H
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Ingham, then the VIC and wetlands are highly recommended. Easy walking and great service from the staff and volunteers at the VIC.

Thank Leo J
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Really enjoy the walkway and climbing the lookout is interesting as the view is lovely lots of birds and greenery The information center is very interesting with interesting interactive games for the children

Thank tajmick
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little gem in Ingham. It's free to enter and you can walk around on your own and enjoy the wildlife. You can take a guided tour at a cost but it only runs on certain days. There is a restaurant and...More

Thank Chelle089
Reviewed 17 November 2016

On a recent Far North Queensland road trip, we had a lunch break at Ingham, and were recommended by a local shopkeeper to visit the Tyto Wetlands precinct. It is located on the southern side of Ingham, a short distance from the main shopping area....More

Thank pandd1946
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were there first thing in the morning. Quiet walk to the wetland edge seeing lots of birds along the way. Then around to the hide with grebes and herons and waterfowl everywhere. So nice we could have spent hours here.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The TYTO Wetlands ( named after a type of barn owl) is well worth a quick visit of 30 mins or few hours. Allow time to absorb this natural wetland that is home to numerous variety of bird life, thousands of frogs, lizards, possums. There...More

Thank Barney33
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We have been wanting to visit Tyto for some time and it did not disappoint. The wetlands are beautiful, the paths well set out and well maintained. Visit the information first (good for kids) and make sure you take your camera and binoculars. The complex...More

Thank Jarlett1
Reviewed 13 September 2016

lovely just to get away and stroll around the pathways . heaps of birdlife to listen to and find . Children loved feeding the turtles

Thank Col C
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