Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Russell Kluver © Queensland Government

Spend hours exploring the serenely beautiful Broadwater Creek. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © North Queensland Wildscapes

Be inspired: Camping ‘nature fix’ for families at Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest

We all lead busy lives, balancing work, school and play. How long since your last nature fix? Photo credit: © North Queensland Wildscapes

About Broadwater, Abergowrie

    Park features

    Broadwater is a great place for a day visit. It has covered picnic areas with gas barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and cold showers. Choose from short walks, swimming, birdwatching, or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility that the forest has to offer. The sizeable open areas cater for large groups, making it a popular destination for school groups during the week.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect Queensland's natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines.

    • Dispose of all rubbish in the bulk bin near the entrance to the park.
    • Light camp fires responsibly using the fire rings provided and do not collect firewood within the park. Where possible use a gas or fuel stove. Obey fire restrictions.
    • Never chase, scare or feed animals.
    • Leave pets at home—domestic animals are not allowed.
    • Broadwater is in cassowary territory. Be Cass-o-wary.
    • Be considerate of other campers by minimising noise. Running generators (including vehicles to charge batteries and fridges) and compressors is only permitted between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Broadwater forms part of Abergowrie State Forest, which was first gazetted in 1965. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

    Tourism information links

    Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre
    334A Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810
    ph (07) 4726 2700

    Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre
    Cnr Bruce Highway and Cooper Street, Ingham QLD 4850
    ph (07) 4776 4790

    Rainforest and Reef Information Centre
    142 Victoria Street, Cardwell QLD 4849
    ph (07) 4066 8601
    Managed by Great Green Way Tourism Incorporated.

    For information on road conditions contact:
    RACQ (The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland)
    ph 1300 130 595 for 24-hour road reports

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.