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Wetlands of Queensland book

The Wetlands of Queensland book is the product of a multi-year collaboration between the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation and the Queensland Museum. The Wetlands of Queensland book is a Queensland Museum Discovery Guide.

Wetlands of Queensland book cover, © Queensland Museum

Quick facts

Photography for
the Wetlands of Queensland book required 75,000 km of air travel and 15,000 km travelled by road, resulting in 17,000 stunning images, a fraction of which appear in the book.

The book shows the variety, beauty and complexity of the wetlands in Queensland, and how the plants and animals within them have evolved to thrive in the vastly different climate zones and landscapes within the state.

At nearly 450 pages, this richly illustrated publication includes more than 500 sensational images from all parts of Queensland — from seagrass and sandflats at the tip of Cape York, to the spectacular waterfalls of the Gondwana Rainforests, and west to the vibrant yellow lakes at the fringe of the Simpson Desert.

Almost 30 authors with expertise in various aspects of wetland ecology contributed to the text, to help readers understand why wetlands are such a critical component of our environment, and the many ecosystem services they provide.

Wetlands of Queensland is available through the Queensland Museum Shop and is perfect for lovers of natural history, environmental science or landscape photography.

Last updated: 28 September 2022

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2022) Wetlands of Queensland book, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation