Gunawar Walk – Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Limestone Coast
Start Point Unnamed Road, Bool Lagoon SA 5271, Australia
End Point Unnamed Road, Bool Lagoon SA 5271, Australia
Distance 1.5km return
Time 1 Hour – Walking

Gunawar Walk (1 hour, 1.5km loop)

Take a walk across the boardwalk to Hacks Island. View a range of wetland areas including freshwater marsh, reeds, rushes and open water. These all provide homes for a variety of birds, reptiles, frogs, elusive water-rats and many aquatic insects.

Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia. This seasonal wetland is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides essential drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species.

Take a drive to the top of Big Hill to see just how big these wetlands really are. The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to Little Bool Lagoon is also worth the effort. The open water of Little Bool Lagoon is a popular venue for many waterbirds.

The boardwalk, extending 500 metres over the wetlands, gives you the feeling of walking on water. Brolgas, commonly associated with northern Australia, are perhaps the most spectacular of the 150 species of birds that visit this area. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen carefully for the creatures of the wetlands, especially the insects and frogs.

Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park adjoins the main basin of Bool Lagoon Game Reserve. Whether you are a birdwatcher, a lover of open space, or merely wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Hacks Lagoon offers another wetland habitat to explore.

More information can be found on the Bool Lagoon website.

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