Written on the 26 February 2015 by Rebecca PartridgeGwydir Wetlands are located 60km northwest of Moree, these magnificent wetlands are one of the most significant Inland wetlands systems in New South Wales. You now have the chance to visit and explore....
The public is now invited to visit the 'Waterbird Lagoon', north of Watercourse Road in the State Conservation Area this year during April & May. A second open period may be run in September and October, subject to water conditions. Access is for 'day visitors' only, no overnight camping is permitted on the SCA, however a local property owner of 'Boyanga South' has facilities close-by.A simple bird hide is located at the 'Waterbird Lagoon', where visitors can observe the wetlands birdlife and if observant, the threatened, endangered and migratory species that call these wetlands home. The more serious can explore further afield but be prepared for wet conditions. The shallow lagoon varies in depth, but can reach up to 90cm. A light weight canoe is a great way to get around. The National Parks and Wild-life Service will provide a toilet and shaded seating area for your comfort. Don't forget to pack your life vest and be sun safe at all times.
The owners of the nearby private property 'Boyanga South' cater for visitors at all times of the year and are prepared to take interested parties to their nearby lagoons and wetlands upon request. A map available from local visitor information centres shows the route from Moree and distances to the reserve and relevant sites. This trip is recommended in DRY WEATHER ONLYSolar powered RMCAM internet enabled cameras & weather sensors were recently installed in remote locations across the Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area. The camera is now set up to take images every 10 minutes & upload to a dedicated non OEH website.
For information on how to access the Gwydir Waterbird Gallery, please call Tourism Moree on (02) 6757 3350.
Author: Rebecca Partridge