Double Creek

Location: Bowling Green National Park

Article: Written by Michael Pugh; Imagery by Michael Pugh

Directions: Access is via Private Property


A late December visit to explore one of the last remaining creek lines the Townsville Hike and Explore Group hasn’t documented in the Bowling Green National Park turned into yet another memorable day out and about, making the most of paradise on our doorstep.

Few have ventured into Double Creek, on the south western side of Bowling Green National Park as it is accessible only via private property. Due to it’s biodiversity, Double Creek is a popular spot for flora and fauna researchers and frequented by the JCU and other environmental enthusiasts.

The headwaters of Double Creek form near the summit of Sharp Elliot (1183m) on the south western side of the Bowling Green National Park. Sharp Elliot is the second highest peak in the national park, behind Mount Elliot (1220m). The creek flows under the Woodstock/Giru Road and eventually into nearby Spring Creek.

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