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Cattana Wetlands

#3 of 7 things to do in Smithfield Features Animals
Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3044
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Good birding and scenery

We enjoyed walking along the rainforest boardwalk and around the wetlands. At the time of day we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Pleasant walk

This wetland north of Cairns is a great spot for a peaceful walk or a BBQ, there are toilets n... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen F
Bendigo, Australia
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Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3044
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking along the rainforest boardwalk and around the wetlands. At the time of day we visited, it was a little bright/glary for photography but there was plenty of birdlife and interesting flora to enjoy.

Thank Perpetual_Student_NZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This wetland north of Cairns is a great spot for a peaceful walk or a BBQ, there are toilets n plenty of parking, not well advertised but it is free n very interesting, particularly liked the rain forest boardwalk

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It was good to visit late in the day without the fear of being locked in. We walked a couple of trails and saw Orange - footed Scrub Fowl. The signage could be a bit better but all in all a good venue.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Who would have believed this was a commercially exploited site until 20 years ago? The remnant Feather Palms and Paperbark Swamp were recognised as a crucial rescue mission, and the former cane farm and quarry activities ceased, seamlessly rehabilitated, and time (and dedicated effort) have...More

Thank jan M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A number of reviewers have pointed out that you need a car to get here, so I would firstly like to suggest that you can use public transport to access Cattana Wetlands if necessary. You can get a bus to the public transport hub of...More

Thank oriolus84
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome and amazing place to relax and get photos of some amazing birds, great way to spend your day in Cairns

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on these wetlands in Smithfield, a northern suburb of Cairns. So serene, with accessible walks, bird hides and beautiful lakes. We were there on a Wednesday, so few visitors, but amenities such as BBQ areas and toilets makes us think it is very...More

Thank lhsolliver
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This used to be a sugarcane field back in the days and has now been reclaimed and turned in to wonderful wetlands. Free admission but no public transport so you will need a car to get there. We went in April and unfortunately didn’t see...More

2  Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is not far from where we live and we go there often for a relaxing walk, watching the Birds, enjoying Nature. Its easy parking , clean toilets and its great for all ages. All is very well maintained. Entry is free but there...More

Thank hhx2_12
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are wide and well maintained so perfect for small children. Interesting info board to help identify some of the animals you might see, and clean toilets. Well worth a...More

Thank strudelwoman
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