Hasties Swamp National Park
On the Atherton Tableland, Hasties Swamp National Park protects a wetland which is a valuable refuge for waterbirds. Local and migratory birds visit this swamp.
Only a few patches of the original open eucalypt woodland remain, a striking contrast to the lush rainforests found elsewhere on the tableland. The eucalypt forest remnant occurs on the change from basaltic to granitic soils
Go birdwatching from a large bird hide at the edge of the swamp. See plumed whistling ducks, brolgas and magpie geese.
Have a bush picnic. Camping is not allowed but you can stay nearby at Atherton or camp at Danbulla State Forest.
The toilets and bird hide are wheelchair-accessible.
Hasties Swamp is just south of Atherton. Head along the Atherton-Herberton Road then turn left into Hasties Road and right into Kool Road.
83 Main St, Atherton
PO Box 975, Atherton QLD 4883
ph (07) 4091 1844
fax (07) 4091 3281
Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service