Hasties Swamp National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Visiting Hasties Swamp safely

    The ground floor of the bird hide at Hasties Swamp National Park, Queensland, is wheelchair-accessible. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

    Bring binoculars and field guides to use in the hide. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

    Getting there and getting around

    Hasties Swamp National Park is 4km south of Atherton on the Atherton–Herberton Road. Turn left into Hastie Road and then right into Koci Road. The bird hide is 1.3km along this well-formed, gravel road.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    The toilets and lower floor of the bird hide are wheelchair accessible.

    Staying safe

    • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
    • Native bats sometimes roost in the bird hide and leave thin black droppings on hand rails or bench seats. Please wash hands thoroughly if you come into contact with bat droppings, and do not disturb the bats if they are present.
    • Take care on the steps of the bird hide, especially in wet weather.

    For more information, read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    To enjoy your time at Hasties Swamp National Park remember to bring:

    • drinking water
    • binoculars
    • bird field guide.

    Opening hours

    Hasties Swamp National Park is open 24 hours a day. Parts of the park are occasionally closed for seasonal, planned burns. See park alerts for up-to-date information.

    Permits and fees

    Special permits are required for commercial or organised group activities. Contact us for further information.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Hasties Swamp National Park.

    Climate and weather

    The lower humidity and daytime temperatures at Hasties Swamp National Park are a pleasant escape from the coastal extremes. Maximum summer temperatures for Atherton are around 29 °C while winter temperatures can fall below 10 °C at night. Most of the rain falls during the wet season, between November and March. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available from Atherton. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.