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McCaugheys Lagoon

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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McCaugheys Lagoon in Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is a great spot for birdwatching or a romantic picnic.

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What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Named after Sir Samuel McCaughey, an early pioneer of irrigation, McCaugheys Lagoon is a critical part of a long-term wetland rehabilitation project, offering habitat for a wide range of local plants and animals. From here, you can also catch a glimpse of the largest protected river red gum forest in the world.

For those interested in wetland ecology, it’s a great example of a working lagoon on an inland floodplain wetland. For others, it’s simply a lovely spot to picnic or enjoy birdwatching by the water before heading off to explore the many attractions of Murrumbidgee National Park.

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