Alligator Creek - Northern Queensland's Hidden Gem
I think I just found my new favourite spot, Alligator Creek, Bowling Green Bay NP. This place delivered on so many levels and I can’t wait to visit again!
Don’t worry! Despite the name, there are no Alligators to be found here - just beautiful spots to lay in the sun and swim in the beautifully clear fresh water. A nice surprise was the variety of cool fish. The snorkel goggles came in handy.
A number of amazing hikes are on offer here, including one of Queensland’s highest peaks, Mt. Elliot via the famous Alligator Falls. If you’d prefer just to relax in the campground, you’ll see some amazing wildlife.
Only a quick 20 minute drive from Townsville, I can’t recommend this place enough for anyone travelling in Northern Queensland. There is something here to please anyone.
Note: The walking track to Alligator Falls is currently closed but scheduled to reopen on the 22nd of July.
Written by Joe Park
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