About Hasties Swamp
Hasties Swamp, formerly known as Nyleta Wetlands, is a large seasonal wetland renowned for its diverse range of resident and migratory birds. Over 220 species have been recorded and a large bird hide, with informative signs, offers excellent waterbird viewing opportunities.
Aquatic environments of open water, reeds, muddy edges and sedge land vary with the cycle of wet and dry seasons. The wetland is surrounded by open eucalypt forest.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of Hasties Swamp National Park.
- Do not feed the wildlife—it can affect their health and alter the natural population balance.
- Please take rubbish with you when you leave the park and help by picking up rubbish left by others.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Hasties Swamp National Park encompasses 56.6 ha. The first 47.8 ha was gazetted on 5 April 1980 with the remaining being added on 21 June 1986. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the park to:
- protect the park's natural condition
- ensure threatened species are protected
- provide facilities for minimal impact and nature-based recreation
- protect the park from overuse
- concentrate human activity in less sensitive areas
- help visitors enjoy the park's special attractions.
Atherton Visitor Information Centre
Corner Silo Road and Main Street, Atherton QLD 4883
ph 1300 366 361
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Hasties Swamp
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.