TYTO is the eclectic, the unexpected; where the discovery of art, culture, nature and knowledge unfolds. It is a place of inspiration that honours, in name, the endangered Tyto Capensis Owl. TYTO is so much more than a wetland… Year round it plays host to a fusion of events, activities, workshops and tours. A perfect place to while away an hour or a day. A serene one hour drive north of Townsville, in the heart of Hinchinbrook … TYTO is the ideal way to take time out.

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TYTO Wetlands Tours – Guided or Self Guided

28 Nov 2020

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Pastime, profession or passion, immerse yourself in the Arts at TYTO. From Regional Art Gallery exhibitions to use of our Double Daw Creative Studio and regular workshops,  introducing you to something new or instructing you how to hone your art.

TYTO is a great place to start when exploring art and its various disciplines in the Hinchinbrook region. Discover your artistic calling today.

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Blessed with a tropical climate that readily rejuvenates the unique flora and fauna of the region, our bountiful nature shines at TYTO. From the regenerated 110 hectare wetlands that are home to a remarkable 27.4% of Australian bird species in one location, to the beautifully tended parklands for you to take respite and simply relax. Get back to nature today.

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The TYTO Conference and Event Centre coupled with its complementary facilities is a multi dimensional, modern space, unique in both location and functionality. Ideal for creating events with an imaginative twist set in a spectacular natural environment.

With access to incredible break out spaces and activities that cover our four core pillars of Art, Culture, Nature and Knowledge there is no equivalent within the region.

The Hinchinbrook Way

Like all great stories, the Hinchinbrook Way takes you on a journey… A unique, unrivalled experience. A journey that can be as simple or as complex as you desire allowing you to sample its delights or completely immerse yourself in the flavour of the region. Take the journey!

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The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of the collective tapestry, including over 23 nationalities that have shaped Hinchinbrook and are kept alive at TYTO. From tours that tell the tales of toil on the great cane farms established by migrants, to a mini museum honouring our forefathers who contributed to today’s freedoms.

From genealogical facilities that keep the connection alive for future generations, to a myriad of events that celebrate every facet of our lifestyle. Capture a snapshot of culture at TYTO today.

From expert local knowledge via the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge, obtain a unique insight as to what’s what regionally or discover the rest of the world at the Shire Library. Avail yourself to free wifi and connect to the world… staff and services can help you find what you are looking for – enquire today!