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Hasties Swamp National Park

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Best place to be early morning or late evening and see the birdlife.

A double story bird hide large enough to seat a couple of dozen people is a brilliant addition to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynda S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Great Birding!

Made a stop here with a guide, Juin, from Cassowary house on a private all day birding tour. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Herberton Road | Herberton-Atherton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
+61 1300 366 361
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A double story bird hide large enough to seat a couple of dozen people is a brilliant addition to Hasties Swamp. Just sit back and enjoy the variety of bird life without disturbing them. Thankyou Atherton Council for such a brilliant construction.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a stop here with a guide, Juin, from Cassowary house on a private all day birding tour. We just stayed in the hide and what a sight: Australian White Ibis, Purple Swamphen, hundreds of Plumed Whistling Ducks, Hardhead or White-Eyed Duck, Eurasian Coot, Australasian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HayKay1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The viewing platform was just a bit far from the water and there were some big trees blocking the view. The water was low so that might be a factor. There was a little path leading towards the water near the platform, where you could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hyppytiike
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The Tablelands is very dry at the moment and Hasties Swamp is a little oasis in among this dryness. We saw lots of ducks a Sarus Crane, pelicans, stilts, a magpie lark building her nest, A beautiful flock of spoonbills sifting the banks and lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDVM
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Big range of different birdlife, given how dry it was. The bird hide was a beauty, with double levels and identification notes for visitors

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David O
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Sunrise or sunset is the best time to visit as the birds flock in around those times. Many varieties of birds to see if quiet.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne G
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Located just off the Atherton-Herberton road, Hasties Swamp provides a pleasant waterside location with a couple of bird viewing locations. Plenty of water birds about when we visited, mainly ducks. Worth the short detour if in the area: allow 45 minutes or so.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It was cool and wet so we decided to Atlas the birds at Hasties. We ran into a local photographer who was capturing wonderful shots of the egrets. We saw over 90 pink eared ducks, hardheads, plumed whistling, freckled ducks as well as magpie geese,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Hasties Swamp to photograph birds while visiting Atherton. The bird hide is great, built of timber, spacious and two stories, it allows a good view of the bird life. It was quite popular while we were there with several other couples visiting to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michele J
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Great bird hide two stories high. You can watch from either the lower or higher level. Lots of ducks on the water! Pretty location as a backdrop.

Date of experience: July 2018
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