Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park Townsville

Photo credit: Briony Masters © Queensland Government

This national park protects a range of wetlands including estuarine areas, freshwater swamps, saltmarshes and sand dunes. Halifax Bay wetlands are recognised as nursery grounds for a wide range of estuary fish such as barramundi, mangrove jack, grunter and salmon.


20 kilometres south-east of Ingham

Accessible by

  • 4WD

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Park facilities

  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • No rubbish bins
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Trail bikes prohibited

Park features

Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park is recognised by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as an area ‘of concern’. The coastal lowland area supports salt meadow/herbfield vegetation with highly-saline alluvial soils. The wetlands provide a habitat for wildlife, including migratory birds, and they are nursery grounds for fish, mud crabs and prawns. There are two separate shady camping areas in open woodland on the banks of creeks.