The Wetlands, West Wyalong

Aptly referred to as the ‘Green Corridor’, The Wetlands between Wyalong and West Wyalong have been developed on a pre-existing natural waterway. Part of the larger Cooinda Reserve complex, the Bland Shire Council project is an environmental and recreational area for the community and visitors. Covering over six hectares, it aids in the collection of town run-off water and plays host to an ever-changing selection of local bird species and other wildlife.

A family friendly boardwalk allows visitors to immerse themselves in the wetland ecosystem while enjoying the view and inhabitants from a number of vantage points. Interpretive signs indicate revegetated indigenous trees and plants of the area and educate visitors on Aboriginal names and traditional uses.

Recreational fishing in the dams and streams is also allowed on the basis of catch and release with the Golden Perch an introduced species. Visitors can also canoe around the middle island and wetlands (water levels permitting) or enjoy a picnic at the provided tables and benches.

Check out the Winter edition of the Insider’s Guide magazine here.

Newell Hwy between Wyalong and West Wyalong

Bland Shire Council 02 6972 2266

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