Hasties Swamp National Park
A birdwatcher’s delight, this park is a large seasonal wetland renowned for its diverse range of resident and migratory birds. At least 220 bird species have been recorded, mainly in the wetland and open woodland. The park’s wetland environment varies with the season. Open water, reeds, muddy edges and sedge land vary with the cycle of wet and dry seasons. Open eucalypt forest surrounding the swamp contrasts with the lush rainforests found elsewhere on the Atherton Tableland.
Enjoy watching the birds from a two-storey bird hide which has wheelchair access and is large enough to cater for a school group. Observe the birds from the comfort of the hide, using the signs as a guide to species identification. Best birdwatching time is during the dry season (April to October) when the swamp dries out and the area becomes an important refuge for waterbirds.
What’s on nearby
Arts & Culture8 - 13 Apr 2019
Mareeba Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
Mareeba Art Society’s annual art exhibition featuring artists from all over the Far North. Open to all artists. Monetary Prizes to the value of $4,810.View event
Sports17 - 19 May 2019
The Great Wheelbarrow RaceView event
Arts & Culture29 - 31 May 2019
Rotary FNQ Field DaysView event
Sports13 - 14 Jul 2019
Mareeba Rodeo and Festival 2019View event
Arts & Culture25 - 28 Jul 2019
Christmas in JulyView event