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Cattana Wetlands Reviews
We drove by the signs for this park a few times and decided to give it a go on a whim. This is a great place to spend a few hours on the very well-maintained foot paths and elevated board walk. Saw ma... more »
Resulting in us running back to the car as we were swarmed by mosquitos not pleasant my husband was covered head to foot and also started attacking the dogs it was horrid. You need a full on mosquito ... more »
Took a time to visit the area and it was amazing. Great place to relax and wind down. You can go on boardwalks, cycle or simply take a stroll more »
We really enjoyed our visit here. It is a nice place to walk around and see the wildlife. It was late morning when we visited but we still saw a number of different birds, some turtles and an eel in the creek. The water was a little lower than normal as it hadn't rained for awhile. The pathways are in good condition, there is a concrete path on the northern side well suited to wheelchairs. There are also BBQs with covered areas and some cleared grass areas for games for the kids.
Cattana Wetlands started out as a sugar cane farm and sand mining quarry and has since been rehabilitated to form an enjoyable 80ha nature conservation park with a 420m boardwalk through feather palm forest, freshwater and salt water lakes and abundant plant and birdlife. Opening hours: 5.30am-7pm daily Facilities: bbqs, picnic areas, toilets, bird hides, boardwalk Location: Dunne Road, Smithfield, about 20km from the Cairns CBD. Access from Yorkeys Knob Road or McGregor Road To preserve wildlife and plants, dogs are definitely not permitted at any time. Cattana Wetlands is wheelchair accessible and a 'must see' for everyone. You won't be disappointed. Just a reminder though, insect repellent is definitely required especially during the warmer season.
We came here when it was quite dry, at the end of winter. What a beautiful place for a short walk. Bird lovers would be in heaven here. There are several waterholes, and a display board which tells you about all the birds in the area.
Great walking tracks. Perfect photo op with lots of wildlife including various bird life. Free BBQ facilities. Hidden Cairns gem. A must see!
Just need patience and keep quiet. A big lens helps too...
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