Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform
Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform.
Getting there and parking
Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform is in Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve. To get there:
- From Guyra CBD, drive south along Bradley Street.
- Turn west onto McKie Drive
- Proceed approximately 300m along McKie Drive to the signposted carpark located adjacent to the Guyra Golf Course
- The birdwatching platform is just a 300m walk to the west across the golf course and boardwalk
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- All weather
Parking is available in a small, signposted parking area adjacent to McKie Drive. Access to the bird observation platform is via the golf course – a 300m walk.
RV camping is provided by Guyra Council and located 100m from the parking area on McKie Drive.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Picnic at the edge of the lagoon and photograph colourful autumn leaves along with aquatic birds.
The reserve comes alive in spring, with plant life at full bloom. It's a great opportunity to go birdwatching and see the local birdlife thriving in their natural habitat.
Combine a birdwatching outing with a visit to Guyra's Lamb and Potato Festival held annually from mid-January. Alternatively, stop in at the reserve en route to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Pull out your thermals and be at the reserve for the arrival of the Japanese snipe. These wonderful migratory birds return to the reserve around August each year.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
10°C and 26°C
-2°C and 12°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available in this area, so it's a good idea to bring your own.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Wheelchairs can access the Mother of Ducks Lagoon birdwatching platform area with some difficulty.
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- in Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve in the Country NSW region
Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve is always open.