Photos by Bec Townsend
Less than 30km's south of Townsville is a little piece of natural beauty - Bowling Green Bay National Park and Alligator Creek. With a camping area, picnic area, nature walks and a top swimming spot, the National Park is a great option for a day visit or weekend camp. I took the kids out for a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon in the middle of winter and once I got over the shock of how low the water level was, I was quickly reminded of why I love this part of the country.
If you haven't taken the drive out to Bowling Green Bay National Park I strongly suggest you do. Get back to nature, have a chat with a Scrub Turkey, swim in cool fresh water and listen to the birds chirping in the background. All this and only a short drive from Townsville!
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