Tyto Wetlands

Townsville & Mission Beach

Tyto Wetlands is first and foremost a protected sanctuary for around 240 species of bird, including far-flung guests from Siberia and Japan, in almost 120 hectares of rehabilitated wetlands. Yet it's also a fascinating community space where artists and educators come together in various forums. There's a library, an amphitheatre and a gallery.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Townsville & Mission Beach attractions

1. Jourama Falls

14.69 MILES

Waterview Creek tumbles down Jourama Falls and other cascades past palms and umbrella trees, making this northern section of the park a fine place for a…

2. Wallaman Falls

23.29 MILES

The country's longest single-drop (268m) waterfalls, which lie within the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people, look their best in the…

3. Big Crystal Creek

23.3 MILES

In the Mt Spec section of the park, Big Crystal Creek, accessible off the partially sealed Spiegelhauer Rd, is a gentle introduction to the park's charms…

4. Paradise Waterhole

23.32 MILES

From the car park at the end of Spiegelhauer Rd, it’s an easy 100m walk to Paradise Waterhole, a popular swimming spot with a sandy beach and lofty…

5. Little Crystal Creek

25.86 MILES

En route to Paluma, be sure to stop off at Little Crystal Creek, a picturesque swimming hole with a cute stone bridge, a picnic area and waterfalls. Try…

7. Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre

28.86 MILES

Traditional woven baskets, paintings and colourful wooden sculptures are among the works for sale at this cooperative of Aboriginal artists from nine…