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Longneck Lagoon walking track

“We come here for the birds, enjoying the quiet stroll around Longneck Lagoon as they’re fluttering through the trees.”

Longneck Lagoon walking track, a track which hugs banks of the small permanent freshwater wetland, has one very big attraction: birds. Over 140 species have been recorded at the park, with at least 42 species using the wetland on a regular basis (seven of which are protected by international treaty). Herons and egrets swoop overhead.

Surrounded by pleasant forest and offering a tranquil place perfect for walking with children, Longneck Lagoon walking track lets visitors engage with the area’s wildlife both safely and respectfully. Bring your camera and binoculars: as you walk beside the water, expect to see ducks, grebes, spoonbills and cormorants. There are plenty of good vantage points on this easy 4km walk. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the undergrowth too: some birds live down below in a thorn bush native to the area.

An education centre elaborates on the significance of Longneck Lagoon, but to extend your visit even further, head to the southern precinct of the park to explore Scheyville Camp precinct stop here for a picnic continue exploring along the Migrant Heritage walk.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Longneck Lagoon walking track is in the northern precinct of Scheyville National Park. To get there:

  • Drive 10km from Windsor along Cattai Road
  • Longneck Lagoon is on the eastern side of the road near the bridge over Longneck Creek.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is off Cattai Road, just before the bridge over Longneck Creek. Access to the walking track is via a sty over the boundary fence.

Important info

Distance:

4km (loop)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own

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Longneck Lagoon walking track. Photo: John Spencer