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Keating's Lagoon

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Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia
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Wildlife Reserve well worth Preserving

A tranquil little reserve just out of town that has a nice walk around the Lagoon - I imagine at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve-70
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Townsville, Australia
A walk after breakfast

Starting the day with a refreshing walk after breakfast sets up the day. A pleasant walk to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger T
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Healesville, Australia
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
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“bird hide” (11 reviews)
“magpie geese” (5 reviews)
“feral pigs” (3 reviews)
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Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia
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"bird life"
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"lily pads"
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"water lilies"
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"nice easy walk"
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"short drive"
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"viewing platform"
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"beautiful spot"
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"mosquitoes"
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"waterlilies"
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"birds"
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"jacana"
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Reviewed yesterday

A tranquil little reserve just out of town that has a nice walk around the Lagoon - I imagine at certain times of year it would be teaming with wildlife and plentiful water supple - a bit dry in August I should say.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting the day with a refreshing walk after breakfast sets up the day. A pleasant walk to the viewing platform, unfortunately there wasn't a lot of action on the lagoon, just the ducks feeding and the water lilies.

1  Thank Roger T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lagoon was a great spot to see waterbirds at Cooktown. The short walk along the lagoon edge to the bird hide (< 1 km) was very well maintained. We were the only ones at the hide and saw quite a few waterbirds as well...More

1  Thank Joe Sue S
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Keating lagoon is a pretty spot.....although I personally did not enjoy the 700metre walk to the Bird hide....the pathway is close to the water in many places and all I could think about was how many crocodiles were lurking ! At least it made me...More

1  Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were lucky to speak to a local birdwatcher who spends much of his time at the lagoon. This is a beautiful spot to soak up the best nature has to offer.

1  Thank islandc2014
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Stacks of birdlife, even though much of the lagoon had dried up. Plenty of mossies too but they go with the territory.

1  Thank Trimley11
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Best visited at dusk to see plenty of birds. The lagoon is just off the highway, very easy to get to with ample parking. Remarkably tranquil for so close to the main road, the lagoon is a sea of white lilies. There are plenty of...More

1  Thank ian2005wine
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Keating's lagoon is a large lagoon just outside of Cooktown. Very easy walking track to a viewing platform. The lagoon was covered in flowering lilies. We did not see any wild life. Locals told us sometimes you see heaps of bird life and other times...More

1  Thank anita1110
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This was our second visit to Keatings Lagoon in two years and it was just as nice this time. It's only a short drive from Cooktown and well signposted with good parking.It was a very easy walk to the bird hide, listening to all the...More

2  Thank Ksw59
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We basically stumbled on this location on our visit to Cooktown. We had some spare time and were advised that the lagoon was close to get to by car and is open to the public for free and generally should visit during daylight hours. So...More

1  Thank Stefan B
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