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Mount Elliot, Bowling Green Bay National Park

Townsville, Townsville Area

Rugged mountains rise abruptly from the wetlands, saltpans and mangroves of the coastal plain, south of Townsville, in the Mount Eliot section of Bowling Green Bay National Park. Mount Elliot reaches a height of 1,210 metres, jutting out of the surrounding coastal plain and dominating the landscape, and Alligator Creek descends in a series of cascades, deep pools and waterfalls. The park's wetlands are an important habitat for migratory wading birds.

Camp amongst the gum trees at Alligator Creek camping area. Go birdwatching near the wetlands. Look for wallabies in the later afternoon and spotlight for possums around the camping area at night. Enjoy a short stroll along the boardwalk through riparian vegetation to the creek or tackle the 17 kilometre return Alligator Falls track. Have a picnic by the picturesque Alligator Creek. Take care near the creek as water levels can rise rapidly.

Open Times

Public Holiday: Access to the camping area is not possible after 1830. Other sections of the park are open 24 hours a day. ...... The gates to the day-use and camping areas in the Mount Eliot section of the park are open between 0630 and 1830 daily.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Accessibility:

The Alligator Creek camping area toilets, and campsites one and two, are wheelchair accessible. The day-use area toilets, and a 100 metre boardwalk along Alligator Creek is also wheelchair accessible.
Aligator Creek Road
Townsville, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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Alligator Creek camping area is in the Mount Elliot section of the park and is the only established camping area with facilities. Camp sites here are only suitable for tents and small campervans. There are no sites available for caravans or camper trailers (all sizes) or motorhomes. Camping areas are also located at Cocoa and Salmon creeks in the Cape Cleveland section, and at Baratta Creek in the Bowling Green Bay section. These camping areas are near the coast and are set in coastal woodland and mangrove environments beside intertidal creeks. Facilities are not provided at these camping areas and campers must be completely self-sufficient, carrying food, water and a fuel stove. Opportunities for remote bush hiking in the park also exist. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
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