InTownsville and Magnetic Island Guide September 2019 to February 2020

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A free guide to the area of Townsville, Magnetic Island and surrounding areas in Tropical North Queensland, Australia

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GETTING THERE AND GETTING AROUND

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park is 6 km

north of the Townsville city centre. Vehicle access to the

park is via the main entrance on the turn-off from Cape

Pallarenda Road, near the Rowes Bay Golf Club. The gate

at this entrance is open from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm daily.

Vehicles must remain on Freshwater Lagoon road (see

map). Driving is not allowed in all other areas.

Walkers and mountain bike riders can also enter the

park from the eastern end of the Lagoon trail, off Cape

Pallarenda Road, and from the Shelly Cove trail in Cape

Pallarenda Conservation Park.

The Freshwater bird hide and its access track from Freshwater

car park are wheelchair accessible.

PARK FEATURES

Known locally as the Town Common, the park is close to

the bustling city centre of Townsville and is a great place

to enjoy nature and fantastic coastal views.

Visitors can hike across the Many Peaks Range, enjoy

expansive island views while riding the Under the Radar

or Smedley’s trails or take the trail to the beautiful and

secluded Shelly Beach.

Deep-water lagoons, seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands

and sheltered beaches bordered by rocky headlands all

feature in this park. Mangrove-lined tributaries of the Bohle

River meander across the floodplains that fill each year

during the wet summer months.

Up to 280 bird species have been recorded in the area.

Shelly Beach

Under

the Radar MTB trail

Shelly Bea

Smedley’s trail

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Shelly Beach ai

Mount Marlow

L agoon trail

Many Peaks track

Freshwater

bird hide

Jacana

bird hide

Tegoora R

Freshwat

Freshwater trail

Freshwater

car park

Freshwater Lagoon Road

TOWNSVILLE TOWN COMMON

CONSERVATION PARK

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Please be aware that most of the

trails are shared trails with MTB

Scale

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0.5 1 1.5 2 km

Melaleuca viewing area

28 | Sept 2019 - Feb 2020

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