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Tyto Wetlands

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area

Free Entry 

Tyto Wetlands is a unique 90-hectare natural wetland site that is home to over 230 species of birds and numerous tropical plant species in addition to such native Australian wildlife creatures as the wallaby.

Located just 500 metres from the township of Ingham and situated just a few hundred metres off the Bruce Highway down Cooper Street, Tyto Wetlands is a carefully preserved natural environment that integrates lagoons, walking tracks and native flora.

Experience the natural beauty and tranquility of this tropical environment by leisurely strolling along the four kilometre walkways. Interpretive signs, marked lookouts and specially created viewing platforms allow you to view local wildlife without interference or disturbance to their habitats.

The area is named after the endangered Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto Capensis) Tyto meaning monkey faced owl which can be found in the Hinchinbrook Shire, one of the few places in the world where this owl can be spotted regularly. This owl can be seen leaving their grassy habitat just on dusk.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Tour Desk
  • Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking

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Macrossan Avenue
Off Bruce Highway
Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Queensland
Australia

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The township of Ingham is located between Townsville and Cairns and is home to Flames at Tropixx. Set within Tropixx Motel, Flames has won multiple culinary accolades and is happy to serve motel guests and members of the public alike. The restaurant's lunch and dinner menus offer an array of local meat, produce and seafood.

Mungalla Aboriginal Tours

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The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Hear their stories and learn to throw a boomerang or spear. Then board the bus for a short trip to the original homestead site where they'll introduce you to Irish settler James Cassady and his family who were the first European settlers on Mungalla and advocated for Aboriginal people and allowed their ancestors to remain on their traditional lands. As you view the remnants of the original Mungalla site hear the pioneering stories of these settlers and let your thoughts drift back in time and consider the glory of old Mungalla. Return to the homestead to experience the truly amazing Captive Lives story that documents the unbelievable story of Aboriginal people displayed as human curiosities throughout the circuses of Europe and America. This amazing exhibition toured nationally and was seen by over 300,000 Australians. Interact with Aboriginal people as they share this wonderful story with you. Add their optional eco-tourism package to your tour where they show you their efforts to regenerate their wetlands and save endangered species. Group tours a speciality.

Herbert River Museum

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Herbert River Museum is located in Halifax and is a treasure chest of historical artefacts. It is the ideal place to learn about the history of the area and the way things used to be. So come step back in time and enjoy the history of this great area. For those wanting to view more of their Local History, the Herbert River Museum/Gallery can be found in the old Shaw's Building, Macrossan Street, Halifax.

Forrest Beach

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Forrest Beach, also known as Allingham, is a relaxing place to visit when you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Forrest Beach has a long sandy beach overlooking Orpheus Island and the Palm Island group. It is a patrolled beach and has stinger net protection during the summer months. Forrest Beach has a hotel/motel, caravan park and self-contained units. There are also a small number of shops where essential items can be purchased.

Ingham Memorial Gardens

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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The Ingham Memorial Gardens (Botanical Gardens) are within walking distance of the town's main street, and are an ideal place to have a picnic lunch. The gardens have an extensive variety of north Queensland tropic vegetation and landscapes, which include a pond and water lillies. Within the pond you can often spy turtles and small fish swimming amongst the lillies. There are numerous memorials in the gardens to such people as Keith Payne, who was born and educated in Ingham and was later invested with the Victoria Cross in April 1970 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for his repeated acts of exceptional personal bravery and unselfish conduct during the Vietnam War. Another memorial in the gardens is of the 12 people who died when a United States Air Force Liberator B-42 Bomber, names "Texas Terror", crashed on Mount Straloch, Hinchinbrook Island.

Ingham Cemetery

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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