Hinchinbrook Birdlife

Great locations to start twitching:

TYTO Wetlands - Boasting four kilometres of designated walking tracks, four bird viewing platforms, seating and a multitude of different ecosystems, TYTO Wetlands offers a peaceful spot to spend days exploring and discovering the heart and soul of birdwatching.

TYTO Parklands - Follow the elevated walkway behind the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre over lagoons to the TYTO Precinct. This area is a must visit for all bird watching enthusiasts.

Broadwater National Park - Broadwater is at the epicentre of four distinct ecosystems; rainforest, riverine, wet sclerophyll and dry sclerophyll, allowing birds to be seen on the fringes of their habitat.

Taylors Beach - With Islands and fringing reef so close and mangroves easily accessible at low tide, Taylors Beach provides avid bird watchers an avenue to seek those birds not commonly seen.

Jourama Falls - Cascading waterfalls and secluded swimming holes, in an idyllic rainforest setting, makes Jourama Falls an excellent spot for bird watching.

Hinchinbrook Channel - Rich environment containing tropical species and is known for its exceptional natural beauty.

Wallaman Falls - Breathtaking, Australia's largest single drop waterfall with an abundant rainforest full of exotic wildlife. You may even be in luck to catch a glimpse of a Cassowary!

  • The most rewarding experiences for wildlife are found in the early morning or late afternoon,
  • Maps, bird lists and local tips are available from the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre to enhance your experience,
  • Don’t forget to take water, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and your camera.