Tyto Wetlands Centre & Ingham

Don’t mind a short drive? Would like something different to do with the kids? Somewhere different to go?


Tyto Wetlands Centre, Hinchinbrook Shore (500m South of Ingham)


About a 90 minute drive north from Townsville you will find the Tyto Wetlands Information Centre in the Hinchinbrook Shire. We took the drive with our 4 year old son and had a great time exploring.


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The Information Centre has an amazing assortment of interpretive displays where the kids (and adults) can push buttons, press screens and play games while learning about the wetlands and surrounding environment.


When you have finished exploring the Information Centre (and you can pry your little one away from the games). Head out to the walkways that take you over lagoons where you can feed turtles (buy the food at the Information Centre) and view the local wildlife without disturbing them in their habitats.


Fun Fact, there are over 240 species of birds that call this 120 hectare site home!


If you follow the walkways over the lagoons you can reach the Hinchinbrook Shire Library and the Tyto Regional Art Gallery.


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There was a Café around the middle of the walkway’s however, it was closed the day we were there.


After a small drive into town we found Fiori With Love, it is a florist and a café all in one and we loved it (maybe me a little more, I was ready for a coffee). The ladies working at Fiori were so lovely towards my little one who I was at first a little worried about taking in to the café  (due to the many pretty things his bull at a gate, move fast, think later 4 year old body could have destroyed) but very quickly I forgot about this. They especially made him a chocolate milkshake even though it was not on their menu and made a fuss about bringing his food to the table, he lapped it up. If you have a little miss she will for sure love all the flowers and girly surrounds, so lost on my son! Did I mention the food was amazing and coffee just as good?


That was our trip over that day we were back on the road with full bellies but we plan to go back and continue our exploration … soon.


Tyto Facebook Page: HERE


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