Hasties Swamp National Park

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Hasties Swamp National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Hasties Swamp National Park is located in Queensland
Hasties Swamp National Park
Hasties Swamp National Park
Nearest town or cityAtherton, Queensland
Coordinates17°18′01″S 145°28′27″E / 17.30028°S 145.47417°E / -17.30028; 145.47417Coordinates: 17°18′01″S 145°28′27″E / 17.30028°S 145.47417°E / -17.30028; 145.47417
Established5 April 1980
Area57 ha (140.9 acres)
Visitation (in 2012)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteHasties Swamp National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Hasties Swamp is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1,371 km northwest of Brisbane. The swamp is located several kilometers south of the town of Atherton in Far North Queensland.[1] The main feature of the park is a seasonal wetland. Part of the swamp was first declared a national park on 5 April 1980.[2]

Habitat protected within the park supports up to 300 species of birds.[2] These include the sarus crane, pale-vented bush-hen and buff-banded rail.[1]

A bird hide provides viewing opportunities for visitors, including those using wheelchairs.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Thomas, Richard; Sarah Thomas; David Andrew; Alan McBride (2011). The Complete Guide to Finding the Birds of Australia. Csiro Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 0643102264. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Nature, culture and history Archived 9 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 27 April 2012. Retrieved on 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Hasties Swamp National Park". Queensland Holidays. Tourism and Events Queensland. Retrieved 5 January 2013.

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