Bowling Green Bay National Park Townsville

Alligator Creek valley, Bowling Green Bay National Park. Photo credit: Phill Copp © Queensland Government

Bowling Green Bay National Park—a stunning a mosaic of coastal wetlands and rainforest on mountain tops. Photo credit: Phil Copp © Queensland Government

Alligator Creek lookout, Mount Elliot

Catch a canopy-level view of the lower section of the Alligator Creek from the lookout.

Journey type
690m return from the Alligator Creek day-use area trail head circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30min walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Starting from the Alligator Creek day-use area, follow an easy walking track to the top of a rocky cliff and Alligator Creek lookout.

From the lookout snap a canopy-level panorama of the lower sections of Alligator Valley. The lookout can also be accessed from the Alligator Creek walk via the stairs. Please take note of all safety advice.

Getting there and getting around

The Alligator Creek lookout is in the Mount Elliot section of Bowling Green Bay National Park about 25km south of Townsville.

Wheelchair access

There is no wheelchair access to the Alligator Creek lookout.

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Alligator Creek lookout is open 24 hours a day.

Seasonal closures

Access to the Alligator Creek lookout may be closed at times due to localised flooding, extreme weather conditions or park management activities.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bowling Green Bay safely and Walk with care.