“Get Snappy” Series: Hinchinbrook
17 September 2021
Looking for nature's playground - we've found it! And with another school holiday just around the corner, now is the perfect time for families to explore the wonders of Townsville North Queensland.
This September, we've launched a special “Get Snappy” school holiday photo scavenger hunt, giving families hints on where to visit, and the chance to win a $250 Ultimate Experiences Pass to use on a holiday in Townsville North Queensland.
If you’re looking for an outdoor family adventure, you can’t go past the Hinchinbrook region.
1. Seek out Australia’s largest single drop waterfall
Explore the mighty Wallaman Falls, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall, located in the picturesque Girringun National Park. The kids will gawk at the sheer size of this natural wonder that stands 268 metres tall and we think it deserves a place on our school holidays scavenger hunt card. Whether you choose to stay at the top or venture to the base for a swim, Wallaman Falls look great from every angle. Don’t just take our word for it, test it out yourself! And remember to hashtag #townsvilleshines and #getsnappynq.
2. TYTO wetlands
Take your hide and seek game to the next level and visit one of the only places in the world where you can spot the endangered Eastern Grass Owl. TYTO Wetlands is just 500 metres from the main township of Ingham. Spread across 90 hectares, there’s plenty of room for the whole family and plenty of running space for the kids. The TYTO Precinct also has an interactive Visitor Information Centre, Regional Art Gallery, Parklands and Library.
3. Broadwater State Forest
Looking for your one-stop-shop for adventure? Look no further than Broadwater, just north of Ingham in Abergowrie State Forest. There’s great rainforest, mountain biking tracks, crystal clear creeks that are shallow enough for kids to wade around in! You’ll spend hours exploring this beautiful area.
4. The beaches
Swap fresh water for salt water at one of Hinchinbrook’s idyllic beaches. Throw a line in or take a walk down the beach but beware some of these spots have crocodile warnings! Hire a boat and cruise out to the Coral Sea. Being on the water gives a great view of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest service jetty at Lucinda, which spans more than 5 kilometres!