Paying homage through its name to the locally found Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto longimembris) TYTO Wetlands is a 110 hectare rehabilitated wetland area, home to unique flora and fauna including over 240 species of birds and many Agile Wallabies. With extensive walking tracks, bird hides and viewing platforms, it is a great way to get up close and personal to wildlife with the most rewarding experiences found in the early morning or late afternoon.
Explore on your own or take a tour with our expert guides. Maps, bird lists and local tips are available from the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre to enhance your experience. The fully accredited visitor information centre boasts fun, interpretive and interactive displays. It is your gateway to Hinchinbrook. The TYTO Wetlands are open daily and free to explore. Don’t forget to take water, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and your camera.
For more information on wetlands and what you can do to help conserve them, please visit the Ramsar website and read the fact sheets.
Meander along modern architectural walkways that represent the bins vital to the regions mainstay industry sugar cane or connect via casual pathways, bridges over lagoons and through wooded parklands to scale the 11m observation tower for a birds eye view. Watch the many species that inhabit the TYTO main lagoon or view the lay of the land. A great photo opportunity!
Picnic tables are available on the Cooper Street entrance next to the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre. Or take a picnic blanket and utilise the shade of one of the wonderful eucalypt trees throughout the Parklands.