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Pitt Town Nature Reserve

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Pitt Town Nature Reserve was created in April 1976. It covers an area of 49.64ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

The reserve protects Pitt Town Lagoon which attracts flocks of native and migratory wetland birds, including Australia’s rarest duck, the freckled duck.

Watching wetland birds

Visit the bird hide 150 metres from the entrance to Pitt Town Nature Reserve. This is a great place to spot some of the 73 bird species in the lagoon. There are signs giving you more information, seats and look out points. Settle back, sip a drink from your thermos, train your binoculars on the lagoon and see how many birds you can find.

Nineteen protected migratory birds and 6 threatened Australia birds have been recorded in the reserve. These include the comb-crested jacana, black-necked stork, painted snipe, Mongolian plover and black-tailed godwit. 

Getting there

To get to the reserve, park on or around Bathurst Street in Pitt Town. Walk about 200 metres down Church Street to the entrance. 

On public transport, get the bus that departs hourly from Windsor Station and takes about 20 minutes to Pitt Town, or take an Uber.

What's nearby?

To continue bird watching and stretch your legs, visit nearby Scheyville and Cattai national parks. Scheyville National Park is only 5km from Pitt Town. Why not spot how many waterbirds you can see on the lagoon, then find out more about them at the education centre? Cattai National Park has loop walks through woodlands and wetlands between 2km and 6km long for discovering rare birds like regent honeyeaters and glossy black cockatoos. The short Rainforest Loop only takes about 30 minutes, and is great for the kids.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.