National Parks


QLD Townsville - Bowling Green Bay National Park

Rugged granite mountains rise abruptly above the coastal plain in Bowling Green Bay National Park, the largest park between Bowen and Townsville. Coastal wetlands, saltpans and mangroves cover much of this coastal park. Alligator Creek flows through the park in a series of cascades, deep pools and waterfalls.

Tropical rainforest grows towards the summit of Mt Elliot, the highest peak in the park. Open forests and woodlands, riverine vegetation, mangroves and coastal vegetation also grow in the park.


Turn off the Bruce Highway 28km south of Townsville or 59km north of Ayr. Drive 6km to the park. Watch for wildlife between dusk and dawn

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)