Mareeba WetlandsThe Mareeba Wetlands are an area set aside for conservation, run privately. There is a fee for visiting the wetlands ($10 in July 2011). The lakes are great habitat for Green Pygmy-goose as well as a host of other waterbirds and frogs. The woodlands are a good spot to look for the northern race of Squatter Pigeon, Brown Treecreeper and Black-throated Finch. A Gouldian Finch recovery project is being run from here, and there is an ongoing search for Buff-breasted Button-quail to try and understand their movements and habitat requirements.
Getting ThereFrom the highway access is along a 2WD dirt road, across a creek. Access could be problematic in very wet conditions so check with the Mareeba Wetlands Visitor's Centre before heading out there.
GPS Coordinates 16°55.464′S, 145°21.6′E