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Hasties Swamp National Park

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Lots of birdlife in this little oasis

The Tablelands is very dry at the moment and Hasties Swamp is a little oasis in among this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Lots of birdlife

Big range of different birdlife, given how dry it was. The bird hide was a beauty, with double... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David O
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Herberton Road | Herberton-Atherton Road, Atherton, Queensland, Australia
+61 1300 366 361
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stepping out of the car, before taking the boardwalk to the birdhide, the whistling of the ducks is almost deafening (nice though). Hasties swamp had the largest number of birds I have seen there on our yearly visit to the Tablelands.The two-storey birdhide provides excellent...More

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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

Thank hyppytiike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank JDVM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Thank jillpearce63
Reviewed 7 April 2018

We went to the Hasties Swamp National Park. Our goal was to find birds and take some pictures of them. It was a long hot walk, but we were able to take pictures of birds. That was so cool! At times were discouraged, but we...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

An early morning visit here will not disappoint! Take your camera, binoculars and water and take your time!

Thank Sharon_Wildlife
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