Explore this birdwatching wonderland. Nestled in amongst residential areas, these wetlands are wildlife sanctuary for many bird species.
The South Morang Lakes area is a sensitive ecosystem situated in between residential areas, major shopping centres, industrial and recreational areas and the municipal offices.
The Henderson's Creek Wetlands are a lovely spot to explore, picnic, feed the birds and spot some rare and elusive species. The cicumference of the wetlands has been mapped here, but there are are network of raised mounds throughout you are able to walk across and spot, count and discover many bird types. Half the circumference is paved and the other half is unmade and can be quite rough.
The recreational areas adjoining the Henderson Creek Wetlands are the Foothills Park, Granite Hills Parkand Hillsview Recreation Reserve.
Facilities around the wetlands include a playground, picnic facilities, bench seats along paved paths and a gas barbecue. There is a cafe, food outlets and other shops at the north of the park.
The boardwalk allows you to get up close and personal with the wetlands, birds and enjoy the views while forgetting there are busy streets and residential areas in close vacinity.
Plenty of the feathered creatures will be your friends, if you have food for them. As you can see there can be plenty of mouths to feed.
This is a beautiful place to have your picnic, with vines about to envelope the structure this will be cool in summer and away from the birds, who might steel your lunch, the rest of the year.
Spot the number of nesting boxes in the wetlands used to monitor and research bird species and number that come to and breed in the wetlands.
The mapped path here is only for starters, you can spend hours exploring further afield. Please respect the the bird and wild life in the wetlands and take care where you do explore.
There are beautiful views, generous wide paths and plenty of bird life. A little piece of tranquility or activity; whatever you want or need.