Bowling Green Bay National Park
About a six hours drive south of Cairns lies Bowling Green Bay National Park. Covering 55,300 hectares, this is the largest National Park in the region, an area once home to the Wulgurukaba Aboriginal people who have left their mark in beautiful rock paintings. Bowling Green Bay National Park is sited between Townsville and Bowen and includes the Mount Elliot area and adjacent coastal wetlands, saltpans and mangrove swamps. Alligator Creek meanders through the park, with beautiful waterfalls and cascades crashing into deep pools, surrounded by tropical rainforest.
Telephone: (0)7 4722 5224 (QPWS Reef and National Parks Information Centre)
Opening times: The Park is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm, and caters for campers and day visitors