Ingham & The Hinchinbrook Shire

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TYTO  is 500 metres south from the township of Ingham – North Queensland Australia and just off the Bruce Highway.

Ingham is 110 kms north of Townsville and 240 kms south of Cairns along the Bruce Highway and is the commercial centre of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

About the TYTO Wetlands:
TYTO Wetlands is a unique 120 hectare rehabilitated wetland site that is home to over 230 species of birds and numerous tropical plant species in addition to the beautiful Agile Wallaby. The TYTO Wetlands is one of Australia’s largest urban wetland rehabilitation projects. The wetlands have been revegetated and repaired to attract a variety of birdlife. It is truly a bird watchers paradise.

TYTO Wetlands is a carefully preserved natural environment that integrates lagoons, walking tracks and native flora.

Experience the natural beauty and tranquility of this tropical environment by leisurely strolling along the 4km walkways. Interpretive signs, marked lookouts and specially created viewing platforms allow you to view local wildlife without interference or disturbance to their habitats.

Click on the link below to view our YouTube video

● Birdwatching
Among the 230 species of birds at the TYTO Wetlands the top 3 birds are The Eastern Grass Owl (tyto capensis), Crimson Finch and White-browed Crake.

TYTO Information and Wetlands Centre:
(Information Centre for Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire)
The TYTO Wetlands Interpretive Centre, located 500m South of Ingham on the Bruce Highway, is your first stop for information about things to see and do, and where to stay, while in beautiful Hinchinbrook. The award winning, accredited visitor information centre, located on the southern approach to Ingham, houses innovative displays showcasing the spectacular natural values of the nearby TYTO Wetlands and Hinchinbrook Shire attractions.

The centre will also introduce you to all the birds at the wetlands as well as how you can become a ‘true’ birdwatcher! Many of the displays are very interactive which are proving very popular with little (and not so little) travellers.

Phone: 07) 47764792 – Website:


RV Park behind the TYTO Information Centre – Overlooking the TYTO Wetlands.

48 Hour RV Parking Site in Ingham – 1 March  – 30 November     Ph: 07) 4776 4792
$10.00 per van per night.

Self Contained vehicles only
Behind TYTO Information and Wetland Centre Car Park.
Register at TYTO Information and Wetland Centre during office hours.

9.00am – 5.00pm Mon – Fri
9.00am – 4.0pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

TYTO Conference Centre

TYTO Wetlands view from the Conference Centre

Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge
Is now an approved agent for all National Park Camping bookings in Queensland.

Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday,Sunday and Public Holidays 9.00am to 4.00pm

Located at Cnr Bruce Hwy and Cooper Street, Ingham.

The Observation Tower at TYTO

TYTO Wetlands
Photo: Hinchinbrook Shire Council

View from behind the TYTO Information and Wetland  Centre – Ingham

Observation Tower at TYTO