We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cattana Wetlands

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Relaxing and peaceful

This place is not far from where we live and we go there often for a relaxing walk, watching the... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Cairns, Australia
Good bike paths for littlies

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Cairns Region, Australia
via mobile
Read all 73 reviews
All photos (81)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bird life”(13 reviews)
“yorkeys knob”(4 reviews)
“peaceful walk”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Dunne Road, Smithfield, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4044 3044
Improve This Listing
Reviews (73)
There are newer reviews for Cattana Wetlands
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
70 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird life yorkeys knob peaceful walk scrub fowl large lake rainforest boardwalk walking trails information boards board walk great walk port douglas lakes bbq birds nature shelter dusk
Updating list...
21 - 30 of 70 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is not far from where we live and we go there often for a relaxing walk, watching the Birds, enjoying Nature. Its easy parking , clean toilets and its great for all ages. All is very well maintained. Entry is free but there...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank hhx2_12
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Quiet spot for watching bird life and contemplating. Lots of shady spots and BBQ areas. Paths are wide and well maintained so perfect for small children. Interesting info board to help identify some of the animals you might see, and clean toilets. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank strudelwoman
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This free attraction is in the Smithfield area of Cairns and you need a car to get there. A good parking lot and clean bathrooms are available. Information and brochures with maps depicting the different trails you can take are available. A fair amount of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My quiet oasis away from the maddness of the world. Walk, birdwatch, sit, meditate, draw, paint, bbq, picnic, photograph, jog, snooze.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank KenandBarbiedoBali
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was land restored after being used as a sugar plantation.We went in the dry season so no crocs or bugs. Interesting animal life.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 55,700
Reviewed 16 September 2016

These wetlands are part untouched natural areas, plus regenerated areas that once was a sand and loam extraction "quarry". Unless someone had seen the areas when the sand and loam was being extracted, there is no other way that now those areas could be identified....More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank RednekFNQ
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We were taken here by my auntie - this is generally a place where tourist don't tend to go which was nice. It was so peaceful and the views were stunning. There is so much wildlife both wetland and dry land. The ants nests were...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Taryn J
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed our afternoon at Wattana Wetlands till the sun went down. We enjoyed the wetlands with bird watching areas and plenty of birdlife photography on the lakes, oh and some turtles and frogs:O)

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank AussiesvisitUSA
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Saw lots of 'new' birds, great board walks. Maps and directions could be clearer. Warnings for green ants at bird hides are needed.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The cattana wetlands is a stunning series of wetlands just north of cans cbd,there is several differaint ponds from small to really large grasslands and the wildlife is stunning ,this is not a 5 minute walk to decoder it probably will take you the best...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Tom W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Half Moon Bay Resort
33 reviews
2.28 km away
Villa Marine
224 reviews
2.90 km away
Cairns Beach Resort
348 reviews
4.11 km away
Marlin Cove Holiday Resort
197 reviews
4.37 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 30 nearby restaurants
Skyrail Canopy Cafe
10 reviews
1.37 km away
Bikestop Espresso
7 reviews
1.21 km away
Baan Thai Kitchen
12 reviews
1.15 km away
Veg Out in Thailand
9 reviews
1.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 nearby attractions
Northern Beaches Bike Hire
32 reviews
2.13 km away
AJ Hackett Cairns
578 reviews
2.40 km away
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
711 reviews
2.71 km away
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
352 reviews
2.84 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Stephanie J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to say but it is not on a public transport route.