Bowling Green Bay National Park, Alligator Creek

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#118 of 231 in Nature in Queensland
Bowling Green Bay is a national park in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia, 1,103 km northwest of Brisbane, and 28 km south of Townsville and 59 km north of Ayr. It is a Ramsar Convention listed Site. The park protects diverse range of habitats including the rugged, forested landscape surrounding Mount Elliot and Saddle Mountain as well as coastal estuaries between Cape Cleveland and Cape Bowling Green.LandformsMount Elliot rises 1,342 m and has numerous creeks on its eastern slopes, of which, Alligator Creek is the most important. The creek is a popular place to swim and to watch birds drinking the creek's water or feeding on riparian vegetation.The parks incorporates the floodplains of the Haughton River. This includes one of the largest wetlands on the east coast of Australia. The wetland arose as the coastal streams deposited material into the calm waters of Bowling Green Bay. It is composed of mud and sand flats, swamps, isolated hills, mangrove forests and inter-tidal flats. Behind the areas where mangroves grow are bare salt pan. These wide expanses are a unique characteristic of North Queensland wetlands produced by comparatively low rainfall and a short wet season that never washes the salt away.
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  • My son and partner wanted to take us out for a 'Fathers Day' picnic lunch and as Alligator Creek was only half an hours drive we decided we would try it out as we had never been there. We had a great ...  more »
  • Would be ok to camp if you are tenting it or small camper no use going with caravan - walks would be good to do but need to be organised 16klms return  more »
  • Alligator Creek Falls begins in the mountains and ccascades its way down to form Alligator Creek which is utilised by locals and visitors to cool their bodies during the summer hot months. I am a loca...  more »

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