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Waterbird Lagoon bird hide

Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Waterbird Lagoon bird hide.

Getting there and parking

Waterbird Lagoon is in Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area, around 60km north-west of Moree. To get there from Moree:

  • Drive west on Gwydir Highway towards Collarenebri for 11km.
  • Turn right onto Watercourse Road and drive 49km until you reach the Waterbird Lagoon bird hide turn-off.
  • Turn right into the reserve, drive 3km, and park at the picnic area.

Road access and conditions

  • High-clearance 4WD vehicles are recommended.
  • Road access may be closed after wet weather. Please contact Moree Tourist Information Centre or the Narrabri office for road conditions before you visit.
  • Gates to the park are locked outside opening times.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at the picnic area near the bird hide.


Picnic tables


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access


  • Canoeing and kayaking is permitted when water levels in the wetlands are high enough. You’ll need to bring your own canoe or kayak.
  • Wading in the lagoon is permitted, but try not to disturb wildlife. Keep noise and splashing to a minimum.


Camping, camp fires and solid fuel burners, and gathering firewood are not permitted in Gwydir Wetlands State Conservation Area.





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.

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