Check Out These 5 Townsville Wetlands Areas On Your Next Camping Trip

While many enjoy camping in areas that provide for hiking and dry land activities, you just may find wetlands more to your liking.

If you have been thinking about your next road trip and camping expedition, and want to tackle some of the most magnificent wetlands areas, then head on over to Townsville and choose one, some or all of these locations on your next trip.


Bowling Green Bay National Park – See These Crocs From Your 4WD Camper

You’ll be able to enjoy the different types of landscapes here in Bowling Green Bay National Park, as you’ll go from the wetlands and mangrove forests and right on up to the mountainous region.

This area truly comes with adventure though, as you’ll be in Crocodile Country. If you know that crocodiles are in the area or live in the water in that area, then you need to steer clear to keep yourself out of harm’s way.

To learn more about Crocodile Safety, check out this link:


Bowling Green Bay National Park


Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest

Considered sacred land by the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal People, there’s much to see and respect in this area.

You will be treated to the great views at Herbert River Valley, be able to explore the pine plantations and also get a glimpse of the eucalyptus forest.

If you want to visit Broadwater, you’ll need to get your permits in advance though as they no longer do registrations on site.

To learn more about camping fees, permits and booking, you can visit these links:


Broadwater Abergowrie State Forest


Family Islands National Park – Make This Road Trip An Island Hop

If wetlands is what you want then its wetlands that you’ll get at Family Islands National Park.

Family Islands National Park is actually a collection of scenic islands. Close to Mission Beach, you can get out and about in the rainforest, check out the coral reefs or visit the sandy beaches and all that they have to offer.

Perfect for the family that just wants to get away and explore the wetlands and water areas, BUT be sure to bring a map with you so you won’t get lost.

Or just get one to see all that the islands have to offer. You can see a map here:




Girramay National Park

Home to breathtaking waterfalls and vegetation is Girramay National Park.

Are you a birdwatcher?

Do you enjoy beach picnics?

Looking for great views of waterfalls?

You can get all of that and more at Girramay National Park.


Girramay National Park


Murray Falls

If you have been looking for a campsite with clear waters in plain sight, rainforest filled mountains and scenic foothills, then you’ll want to check out Murray Falls.

This area is camper friendly and offers a variety of amenities such as showers, picnic areas and some wheelchair accessible areas.

As mentioned earlier with Broadwater, if you plan on heading out to Murray Falls then you’ll need to get your permits in advance because though they no longer do registration on-site.

To learn more about camping fees, permits and booking, you can visit these links:


Murray Falls


If you have been thinking about heading out to Townsville and want to explore all of the wetlands areas it has to offer, then be sure to check out one on this list.

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