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Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest
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Location Abergowrie, Queensland
Address Abergowrie, Queensland 4850, Australia
Lat, Long -18.444306, 145.99156
GPS No GPS
Phone Number 07 4721 3660
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Description 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. Broadwater camping area provides opportunities to enjoy the surrounding rainforest and creek environments and provides sites for small and large groups, and caravans. There is a day-use area with picnic tables and barbecues adjacent to Broadwater Creek. A large shelter shed with gas barbecues caters for family and group picnics. Visitors can enjoy the space, with plenty of room for games in the open, grassy area. A shelter with information on the natural attractions of the area is also provided. Access to waterholes along Broadwater Creek is from two points in the day-use area and various locations along the creek walk. Wear old sneakers when swimming, as venomous bullrout fish may inhabit the waters. Be aware of the required first-aid procedures. Two distinct vegetation communities are found at Broadwater—rainforest and open forest. There is a small area of rainforest adjacent to the day-use area where a large white fig (Ficus virens var. sublanceolata) commonly known as the Broadwater fig, can be observed from a wheelchair-accessible track. Fan palms, black beans, Alexandra palms, strangler figs, pink-flowered evodia, birds nest ferns and staghorn ferns are just some of the plants in the rainforest. Animals in the area include the noisy pitta, wompoo pigeon, emerald dove, orange-footed scrubfowl, spotted catbird, white-tailed rat, yellow-footed antechinus and the Hercules moth.
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Townsville, Park, Trails, Camping, Swimming, Wildlife, Walking, Picnicking,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-05-02
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