Historic Queenslander building at Pallarenda

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

ID: 56b25e722880253d74c46151

Townsville, Queensland

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Cape Pallarenda Road,
Townsville,
Queensland
4810.

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park was a quarantine station in the early 1900s and a strategic defence location in World War II. Nestled in a scenic coastal location amongst open woodland and vine thickets, the historic quarantine station, established in 1915, was initially used to quarantine passengers on incoming ships. During World War II the area became a strategic defence location. Concrete structures were built on the headland in 1943 to protect Townsville and the harbour from raiding enemy ships. American and Australian armies set up camps on nearby beaches and used the Quarantine Station as a hospital. Spend time in the station's historic display centre to find out more about the quarantine days. Then set off on foot or by mountain bike to explore the shared Cape Pallarenda Trails to enjoy scenic coastal views and discover the historic World War II structures on Cape Pallarenda headland. Choose from short strolls to longer hikes or rides around the slopes of Many Peak Range. Explore picturesque beaches and forested slopes of Many Peak Range. Enjoy a picnic on the foreshore. Look for wallabies, lizards and many kinds of birds in the woodland....

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
  • Landmarks and Buildings
  • National Parks and Reserves
  • Natural Attractions

Tourism Organisation

  • QLD - Townsville Enterprises

Facilities found here

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Activities you can engage in

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Walks

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Mountain bike parked on dirt trail winding around a hill slope with a view over headland, ocean
Pallarenda