Alligator Creek visitor precinct at Bowling Green Bay National Park temporarily closed

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Park or facility closure
2 March 2021 to 28 October 2022
2 March 2021 5:30pm
2 August 2022 2:55pm

This alert applies to the following park:

Due to planned construction works, the Alligator Creek visitor precinct at Bowling Green Bay National Park will remain closed and completion date has now been revised to 28 October 2022. This is due to increased numbers of Covid19 cases affecting staffing in recent months, which has delayed the construction of the walking track and bridge component of the project.

The Queensland Government is upgrading visitor facilities at Alligator Creek within Bowling Green Bay National Park.  These upgrades will enhance visitor experience and enjoyment of one of Townsville’s premier picnic areas.  A significant focus of the upgrade is to improve facilities so that all members of the community, including mobility-impaired visitors can enjoy the site.  Upgrade works include new tracks, picnic facilities, additional vehicle parking, seating, viewing decks and enhanced access to Alligator Creek.  

Due to the large scope of the redevelopment, demolition and construction activities require site closure, including tracks that lead off the Day Use Area, to ensure the safety of park visitors and construction workers at the site.  We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause and are working as fast as we can to have the new facilities open as soon as possible. 

For your safety, please do not enter closed areas during this time. Please check Park Alerts on the department’s website for updates. 

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