Hasties Swamp National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

About Hasties Swamp

    Park features

    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.

    Looking after the 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.

    Park management

    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.

    Tourism information links

    Atherton Visitor Information Centre
    Corner Silo Road and Main Street
    Atherton QLD 4883
    ph 1300 366 361
    email athinfocentre@trc.qld.gov.au

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.